light the fuse

captain 2014January 1 2015

Ok, they look pretty flimsy in the pictures, the fireworks. They weren’t that impressive to start with but it went on for ages. It’s traditional.
When I was younger and less experienced than today I had this idea that all the money they spend on rockets and firecrackers should go to some professional Pyrotechnician so that he could do something really spectacular that would leave everyone awestruck. I didn’t realize that I was missing the point completely. It’s all about lighting the fuse. People just love that. That’s why all the new year rockets you can buy are so crappy. It doesn’t matter if they result in one pathetic purple glow as long as you can light the fuse.

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