On my last evening in India, we took a walk around our apartment’s neighborhood. Firecrackers beckoned us out beyond the gates …
Diyas and kolam (or, rangoli):
Generations live here. We passed the home of our nephew’s friend, who came out to chat. This friend is the son of a friend of my husband, when he was in school.
Beyond the beautiful gates of this beautiful home, more beauty … of candlelights.
Another kind of light — firecrackers — were set off in the street: