Third time lucky, and the weather just held out for the Sharrow Lantern Carnival last night. They came from far and wide to capture the lanterns on film, but the finale on the General Cemetery Park was the best place to be, a good display of fire-juggling and a wonderful exhibition of lanterns. Prizes probably would not be in keeping for such a display of community collaboration, but I thought the one in the picture was easily the best. I’m not sure whether the frantic African drumming of white men with dreadlocks is what I want at the end, but the procession of fanciful lanterns around the area is a joyful occasion. Actually I was reminded of the Calder exhibition at SFMOMA – his beautiful mobiles promote a similar sort of light-heartedness, albeit more “art” and less “carnival”.