[ by Charles Cameron -- the merest trifle -- concerning things that go flash and bang, with potentially lethal consequences ]
It’s exuberance, exhilaration, it’s celebration, it’s party time. It’s dangerous and stupid like the man says, and it’s unfortunate when your neighbors just happen to bear the brunt of it. It’s also pretty much human nature, in some places it’s how you celebrate your daughter’s wedding…
For your contemplative consideration:
here’s the video to which the tweet in the upper panel above refers:
The quote in the lower panel comes from a New York Times Magazine article today, Is This Where the Third Intifada Will Start?