The Real Fireworks Are Up There

Are we afraid of enlightenment?

Photo by Klemen Vrankar.

ast New Year’s Eve (NYE), I heard the fireworks rather than watched them. I had already tucked myself in for the night but had not yet fallen asleep when the crackling sounds made their way into my hiding place.

I live in a city which in 2014 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest ever fireworks display, and where fireworks are a weekend…