Side-note: Being independent, I am still unsure who to vote for, the joke just fell into place.
P.S. You will find this post full of post scripts in the script, side-notes and tangents. If you are looking to read about design, scroll down to another post, otherwise, enjoy!
P.P.S (which hardly makes sense) I get pretty serious at the end of this post and my comedic timer keeps ringing for an additional paragraph on a lighter subject, but I can't bring myself to finish in any other way.
P.P.P.S I am so glad people don't pay me to write. My sentences run marathons and I type things like P.P.P.S.
What was I talking about? Photos, right. I can't believe I didn't think to take any of the fireworks! We didn't have to go to a fairground — the sky is so open in Boise — we just walked around my in-laws' neighborhood while huge fireworks lit up the night sky and whistled like bombs from five different directions. I never thought about why we use fireworks until my husband brought up how it felt like a battlefield in the shallow sense of the word.
While looking up the origin and meaning, I got lost in a history.com vortex. I'm back now to tell you some things I have learned (I know. This has nothing to do with design):
After a long time of googling various word combinations, I was unable to find a reputable source saying fireworks symbolize the battlefield and are used to remind us all of the sacrifices made to get us where we are today. I am not a reputable source and perhaps it is a shallow symbolism, (like candy canes representing the canes of the Shepherds who followed a sacred star) but from now on, when I see fireworks light up the night sky and turn everything red, I will be reminded of the rocket's red glare and the flag seen standing in the dawn's early light. I am grateful to be an American and I am thankful for our soldiers, their families, our veterans and our forefathers.
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