Trinis put on best show on earth
The night of August 31 around the Queen's Park Savannah was awesome. Utterly incredible. Pure magic. What a night. I went mainly for the sociology, and was I rewarded.
Talk about people. If yuh see people, strolling, liming, chatting, drinking, having a good time, all patiently waiting for the fireworks, pushed back to 10 p.m. I think that was a good idea. And traffic jam, bumper to bumper. And not a cop to be seen anywhere.
But my fellow Trinis were at their very best. A smile on every face; peace, love, and camaraderie radiating from every soul I encountered. And, I almost forgot, there was a full moon in the heavens, a bright, beautiful moon rising over the hills of Laventille. What a night.
I am now convinced that God must be a Trini. Now, I know for sure that to be born a Trini is to win first prize in the lottery of life. And let it be proclaimed that Trinis are the nicest people God put on this blessed earth. What a night.
And the fireworks display was stupendous. I have never seen such wonderful pyrotechnics; I was bowled over. I saw it all from the hills of Gonzales, just outside the gates of the Hindu temple, adjacent to the "Stairway to Heaven".
One of the best-kept secrets in Port of Spain is the utterly magnificent view of our capital city from the temple compound where Temple Street ends. Afterwards, I made my way down the alleys and steps of Gonzales to the Big Yard where I rejoined the crowd heading homeward.
What a night. What a glorious night!