[from November 5]

Today is the Hindu festival of lights – Diwali. For the past week the city has sounded like a battlefield – erupting firecrackers like machine guns, exploding fireworks like bomb blasts, starting from the early morning until past the midnight hours.


The city covered in lights, crowded as usual.

Went to buy some Indian sweets for the occasion at night.

This man stood across the store with his daughter and their celebratory balloon.

At the house, friends visited with firecrackers which were soon ignited outside.

I juggled between cooking spaghetti and garlic bread in the kitchen and running outside to partake in the revelry.

I stayed on the roof at night to watch the fireworks.

music: bjork – frosti


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