Fireworks have been with us for centuries and they were once used as part of warfare. Now, they have been adopted as symbols of celebration and life. I think it is our fascination for that which is bright and fleeting that attracts us to watching this kind of shows. We are mesmerized by the glitter of the sparkles raining down after the explosion of colors. It touches me however, while witnessing the latest fireworks display tonight at a mall here in Bacolod, to see so many people looking altogether at the same direction. Even for just a brief 5-minute period, we shared a unifying moment, watching the same sight, astounded with the same emotion, and applauding the same wonderment that for a brief moment enthralled our spirits and made us forget the mundane affairs that anchor us to our realities.
I pray for the same unifying force that would bind families and nations.
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