You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine;
Just own the night like the 4th of July.
— Katy Perry
Do you enjoy a grand fireworks show? We made our way to the local park with hundreds of others to watch fireworks this 4th of July. Families sat on blankets on the lawn while young kids scampered around. Glow necklaces lit up the darkness as we waited in anticipation. Finally, the first zinging rocket climbed higher and higher and burst open in the black sky.
The song “Firework” ran through my mind as we all watched entranced. I love the idea that we all have inside us that spark. We may be afraid to let it show, afraid to try, afraid to attempt to create. But look at fireworks and you’ll see there’s such variety. No right and wrong, just so many shapes and sizes and colors.
I swear this burst has a red heart in the middle. See it?
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe.
Boom, boom, boom,
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through.