Burning them all down, 2015

lightsLast year I had a front row seat (or 13th floor window) for the spectacle that is the Valencian festival of Las Fallas. From the early morning fireworks in late February through the daily explosions, marching bands, stunning costumes, and mountains of flowers, to the building-sized fallas sculptures destined to become huge pillars of fire, right on through to the post-bonfire haze of smoke drifting over the city, it was a weeks-long experience never to be forgotten. [More….]

World shift

brasstrunk3aYou know the sort of scene in a movie where some startling secret is revealed–our heroine comes across something that she wasn’t expecting, behind a door, in some old chest, or maybe in an ordinary drawer. There might be fancy camera work involved, maybe some lighting effects, certainly striking music. The thing revealed signals a huge shift–it changes everything. [More….]