Fourth of July Fireworks; Viewed from Red Hook, Brooklyn; July 2008
"Catharsis is properly effected not by works of art but by religious rites. It is also effected, less properly, by bullfights, professional football matches, bad movies, military bands, and monster rallies at which ten thousand Girl Guides form themselves into a living flag."
- W.H. Auden
Photo credit: Hungry Hyaena, 2008