Some 20 minutes ago I was out on our street with Salua and son Qais (aged 7). It was his first time to be awake past midnight. With sparklers in hand, we awaited the countdown. Their air around us was already full of the sounds of distant fireworks going off in Amman’s suburbs. Then, at exactly midnight, we were entertained for a few moments by a slew of fireworks in the sky, set off by someone across our suburb (thanks for the show, people!).
Our sparklers burned through.. And Qais witnessed 2005 fade away and 2006 being born, concluding a quiet, normal and warm family evening with my visiting inlaws.
Happy new year, dear website visitors, wherever you may be..