Thursday, February 21, 2008


They don't really show up on camera but Beijing is exploding right now. Everybody's got these enormous mortars, exploding pink and blue, and (my favorite) sparkling in a silver rain. Also they do these crackers, some of them blowing up for a few minutes at a time.

On the way home I saw an older grandma type holding the end of a two-meter long string of crackers. After she lit it with her cigarette, she began spinning around, swinging the thing as the individual crackers flew off before exploding.

When it was almost gone she threw the last bit at a car.

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