June 30 is the anniversary of my automobile accident in upstate New York. At 11:20 p.m., on June 30, 1978, my life changed forever. 

Each year since then I’ve wondered if June 30 would go by without my noticing.

This year just before sunset  I saw that one of my neighbors had decorations up for the Fourth of July. As I photogaphed the house, I looked up to see that the sky was blossoming with an array of colors.