Photograph by Kevin Murray.
My wife Jean and I literally stumbled onto WaterFire when we moved to Providence in February of 2010. I believe there was a basin fire that March and we were living downtown in a condo and decided to walk over and check it out. That started it for us. We were amazed at the whole concept and production. Over the next few years we became involved with WaterFire on a few levels including, Brazier Society Members, attending Fundraisers, as well as bringing friends and out of town guests to as many fires as we could. Occasionally Jean would nudge me to volunteer for an activity, (she got involved much earlier than I did) but my attendance was spotty at best, until about three years ago.