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I've Looked at Fireworks From Both Sides Now

sheaser
Frequent Flyer B
Do you know that song that everybody erroneously thinks the name is I’ve Looked at Clouds and that Judy Collins wrote? I’ve been humming that song today—which is really named Both Sides Now and was written by Joni Mitchell—as I recorded this episode of Red Belly Radio. Why you may ask? Well, on this episode of Red Belly Radio, I recap my favorite thing to do on July 4, which ends with my observation of watching fireworks displays from an aircraft at 30,000 ft.

The new verse, in my head, goes something like:

I’ve looked at fireworks from both sides now,
and then again, I still say wow!...

You get the idea, it only works if you really force it and don’t try too hard to make sense of it.

In addition to buying cars and mattresses (that are always on sale over the 4th), I like to float in an inner tube on the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas. Spring fed and constant 72 degrees all year round, there is nothing better.

Also in this episode, the winner of the tagline contest. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, and it seems only fitting to announce the winner in the podcast. So go click on the Red Belly Radio corner to hear the big news and how I like to spend the 4th.
6 Comments
blusk
Aviator C
Hey Steve, Your post reminded me that it's life's illusions I recall and that I really don't know life at all. Seriously (just for a minute), I have seen both sides of fireworks, and it is a unique experience from the air. It kind of reminds me of NASA video from the Shuttle and the Space Station that's shows thunderstorms and lightning from above. Brian Oh BTW, I can find Comal County on the map, but not the river. Also, the State of Oregon claims that the D River in Lincoln City is the world's shortest at 440 feet, or 120 feet at extreme high tide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_River or http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_214.php
Anonymous3744
Explorer C
I was just reminded that Blogs are like singing voices, almost every one has one and can write to one, but that's no guarantee that it'll be good. The above Blog post is proof of that...
bhurst
New Arrival
My most unusual view of fireworks was when I was working at Ernst & Young in the Cigna Tower in Las Colinas (Dallas area). We went up to the top floor where there were floor-to-ceiling windows and were able sit with our feet propped up, in air-conditioned comfort, while watching the shells explode at "eye level." Not a bad way to go! B
blusk
Aviator C
Dear Anonymous, given your obvious intellect, I trust--yet fear, that your literary criticism must be directed at me because Steve's post is obviously worthy of acclaim. A chaste and humbled Blog Boy here.
sheaser
Frequent Flyer B
I feel a personal best comment record coming on!
DD1
Explorer C
I really enjoyed this blog, gave me two very vivid images! Fireworks from the sky, and oh! the Comal River - you can almost feel the water can't you? You're right Steve, there's not much better than that !!