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Daily Whimsy: What Does This Firework Display Remind You Of?

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The Daily Catch - published on 05/25/16

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Awesome. The fire stays lit long after the firework passes the area and it doesn’t drift at all in the wind. Okay, it’s a structure, but it’s a great illusion, too.

It has been dubbed the “Stairway to Heaven” firework, but we think it looks more like a reminder of St. John Climacus’s The Ladder of Divine Ascent, and the great icon of the same name:

WC -The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent

“If you feel sweetness or compunction at some word of your prayer, dwell on it; for then our guardian angel is praying with us.” 28:11

With the memory of the fake fireworks at 2008 the Beijing Olympics, perhaps we should take the fireworks video with a grain of salt; it’s great fun to watch, but an even better prompt to pause for some spiritual reflection.

“Your prayer will show you what condition you are in. Theologians say that prayer is the monk’s mirror.” (The Ladder of Divine Ascent, 28:34)
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