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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:01 PM

I love this night, this time of year.

The smell of fireworks permeate the air. That scent of sulfur and saltpeter from the blackpowder. I love it so much. The house will smell like this all night into the morning. Walking outside I can hear the explosions from every direction. Homeowners firing their purchases. The district's and towns surrounding us performing their displays.

Even though we live in difficult and trying times. Even though we have a sociopath in office with a complicit Senate, I can set aside all that to enjoy the general feeling of happiness, family and friendship that I hear from my neighbors. I feel the joy and relaxation. Tomorrow or the next day we will all feel as we did yesterday but right now everyone around me is content. They are enjoying the sounds and sights of explosions in the air. Their noses full of that carbon and sulfur.

Tonight I will go to sleep with some peace. I know our history is tragic but some parts are wonderous. Some parts we should celebrate. I think about those times tonight... with fireworks in my ears, in my nose.

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Reply I love this night, this time of year. (Original post)
tymorial Jul 2019 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2019 #1
tymorial Jul 2019 #2
fleur-de-lisa Jul 2019 #3
tymorial Jul 2019 #5
cwydro Jul 2019 #4

Response to tymorial (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:34 PM

1. Glad that "tonight (you) will go to sleep with some peace."

Pets and some vets may not do quite as well.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:28 PM

2. Uh huh. Sure.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:30 PM

3. That was rude.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:22 PM

5. It was no more rude than the reply

Which served no other purpose than to shame me for enjoying myself. That manipulation doesn't fly with me.

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:48 PM

4. Opposite for me.

Just took the dog for an early walk so I wouldn’t have to take her later.

Suddenly, boom boom boom. Not even dark yet.

Poor baby cowered all the way back home.

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