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At our celebration at the end of last December’s Habitat for Humanity build in Chiang Mai, we went to a show and later gathered in the parking lot, where they were unleashing these firebags.
These were big bags of light canvas, almost like cellophane. In the middle was a brick, a little like charcoal. The person would light the brick, and everyone who was looking for a little good luck would hold the edge of the bag. When the bag was fully filled with hot air, we’d let it go and make our wish.
The logo is using a picture I took as it was maybe thirty feet above our heads. We were able to watch it fly for a couple of miles into the sky.
It’s probably wildly illegal here in the states, but it was a wonderful ceremony.