I like Tennessee, just in general, but I respect that other people don’t. Except for today. Today I feel sorry for all y’all who are not here right now. Sure, lots of towns, including Nashville, have big fireworks displays. But I just came in from standing out in my front yard watching one neighbor four doors down trying to outdo another neighbor four doors down in the other direction. The explosions echo off the hills like you’re being surrounded by noise. And it’s close enough that you can hear the pfoof of each rocket going up and turn your head just in time to watch it explode.
This is the second year that I’ve been here and the second year I’ve caught this and I just think it’s amazing. I know it’s dangerous, but I’m so glad everyone does it. I wish I had a thousand rockets to send up into the sky myself.