Monday, November 05, 2007

Bonfire night

The amateur fireworks going off outside are driving me up the wall, so much noise and smell for such little and ephemeral beauty...

For the past four years, the 6th of November has meant cleaning up after my neighbours' [sometimes reckless] fireworks extravaganza.

And then again, this might all just be a clever plot to get alienated folk like me into joining in the collective hatred for Guy Fawkes, a fellow with a pointed hat and beard who - all those hundred years ago - didn't blow up the houses of parliament and went down in history for it.

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