Restoring Wonder

This past weekend my family and I attended Lights in the Night in Grand Rapids, MI. It was an entry in ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition. People filled the city and art covered it. It is a spectacular time for businesses, artisans and everyone in the community.

I wanted to share this experience with you as best I could, but you just had to be there. Some say there were five thousand floating lanterns, others twenty thousand.

I don’t get the chance to stop often and “smell the roses”, but that night I did. I felt like a child again. I was filled with wonder.



6 thoughts on “Restoring Wonder

    1. Sounds great! I hope they do it again next year. Though there were times when you were looking up at the beauty then screams broke out as a cluster of burning lanterns brushed past your head. I didn’t hear about any casualties although I would not be surprised if a few restaurant awnings went up in flames.

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