WaterFire. Where do I begin? So many stories run through my mind – all resulting in similar feelings of happiness, warmth, and serenity. I first learned of WaterFire when I moved to Providence from upstate New York in 1999. I loved it! I loved the fact that there was live music. I loved the fact that there were dance classes. I loved the fact that there were gondola boat rides. I loved that there was such a strong inclusion of the arts. I loved that there was such a plentiful supply of street vendors. I loved the constant playing of music in the background. I loved feeling the heat from the fire. I think most of all, I loved that WaterFire was a way of bringing the community and all realms of people and businesses together.