Fire People

Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash

My thoughts concerning the negative impacts fireworks can have on some of our fellow human beings. Every year we see the posts and stories of how fireworks can trigger PTSD symptoms in our veterans and, I empathize. The answer’s not a ban on fireworks but, just as unlikely of a solution, the ending of our senseless and often “preemptive” military actions, wars.
I can imagine a time in our future history when fireworks displays are actually for the celebration of ended hostilities. I have no illusions of this happening within my lifetime. But, if “we’re” going to thrive into the future for the thousands of generations yet to follow, it is necessary.
From sticks and stones to arrows and bullets, to Earth-shattering bombs it’s nothing short of a miracle that we’ve made it this far. However, moving forward we’re going to need something far more potent than miracles, it’s going to take human determination.

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