It occurred to me recently that I hadn't been to Waterfire during the summer at all. Not a biggie, but generally I like to see it at once during the year. So I went downtown before sunset, spent a little time reading, then writing, in one of our city's many fine Starbuckses. After it was dark I went to the river, and by this time the fires had been set.
One of the side attractions was a living statue. A living statue is not, to the best of my knowledge, an actual statue come to life. Rather, it's a performer who stands still for an extended period of time, and then makes swift and/or subtle movements. This one was dressed as a gargoyle, with long, demonic fingers. Does make quite an impression when something looking like that starts moving. I mean, I think it's kind of hard, getting harder, to get people's attention out in the street. Our garoyle demon boy did the trick.