Sunday, November 1, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted a Sentimental Sunday. OK, it's been awhile since I've posted much of anything at all really. Since November is National Blog Posting Month, I decided I really should clean the cobwebs out of my brain and try to get my blogging mojo back. Now I can't promise I will post every day in November, but I can at least do my best to post my regular features. May as well start with a Sentimental Sunday today on November 1st.
Here in RI we have a very cool event called WaterFire. The Providence River flows through the center of the city and throughout the summer and fall the river is lit up with flames contained in braziers that are set in the middle of the river. Boats of volunteers float up and down the river keeping the braziers loaded with wood and music is piped over loud speakers. The music is usually something haunting or melancholy with no lyrics. It's a very cool event and people come out in droves to walk along the riverfront and sample food from local restaurants and vendors. There is even some performance art in the park that runs along a part of the river. My favorite are the gargoyles. The WaterFire website can give you a better look into this unique and one of kind public event.
Geoff and I (and sometimes the girls) attend Waterfire at least once a season. Each event is sponsored by companies in the area and Fidelity Investments always hosts one in August. Geoff's business is a Fidelity customer and every year they invite us the "their" WaterFire. We get to attend a private cocktails and desserts event under a tent. It was at one of these Fidelity events that I was introduced to a chocolate fountain for the first time. I've never missed a Fidelity WaterFire since.
If you look closely you can see the boat of volunteers on the left.