Fireworks…what are they but pretty, colorful bombs? It’s true. They are beautiful, but I hate the sound they make when they go off. They sound like bombs. I guess that’s appropriate though when you’re celebrating a country that likes war. Oh the 4th, a day to celebrate how patriotic you are and just how much you love your country. It’s great, if you actually love your country. I, for one, do not feel a very strong attachment to the U.S. So all the stars and stripes attire that people wear and all the glittery, fluttery accessories are too much for me. While I can appreciate feeling that strongly towards your country, I just don’t feel it for the U.S. I think this is a consequence of my birth in Rome and having spent half of my childhood in Italy and the other half in the U.S. So unfortunately for me, the 4th of July is not my favorite holiday, but I wish a Happy 4th to all those who do love America.