"I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled
by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow, than
a sleepy and permanent planet. The function
of man is to live, not to exist..."
Fireworks over Carraia Bridge in Florence during the Festival of John the Baptist, 19th century
Uffizi Gallery, Forence