This Fourth of July my wife and I took our son to see some fireworks. We headed to a mall near our house which was supposed to have one of the largest fireworks displays in the state. We did some shopping until the mall closed, then hung out in a grassy area on the edge of the parking lot until the show started.
While sitting there, people watching and soaking in the atmosphere, it occurred to me that I really enjoy hanging out in large crowds. Malls at Christmas, rock concerts, especially large outdoor festivals, or superstars like U2, college football games, blockbuster movie premier. They all have the same energy, there’s an electricity to the atmosphere that’s enveloping. I feel like a light bulb glowing with all that energy coursing through me.