|Fire in the sky|
This shot winds down our most recent Thematic theme, blurred vision. Thanks to everyone who participated. There's still time to share your submission by clicking here. New theme, signs of the times, launches tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.Ever since we moved to London, we've been making the long drive back to our hometown of Montreal to visit family. Just east of the Quebec-Ontario border, in a town called Coteau-du-Lac, there's a place, B.E.M. Fireworks, that manufactures and sells fireworks. It's right beside the main highway - Highway 20 - and every time we pass it, I get a little chill down to the base of my spine. What if, I think.
Well, "what if" happened last month when a massive explosion flattened the manufacturing facility and killed two employees.
I love a good fireworks display as much as the next person. But it'll be hard to watch the aerial theatrics anymore without thinking of this event, and the lasting impact it'll have on the victims' families and surrounding town. Life comes with risk. Sometimes you see it coming.