Another holiday is just around the corner.
The Chinese New Year starts next week for the year of the rat.
Here's a photo of a Cai Guo-qiang firework to help celebrate.
Everything is dangerous, and in one minute our lives could be transformed immeasurably regardless of our economic or educational status, ethnicity or gender. Disasters define our humanity; as French author Marcel Proust wrote: “Disaster puts one in touch with oneself: suffering fuels creativity.” However, in a morbid way, disasters do unify us as a people, and unfortunately, tend to be more unifying than art.