Sparklers would be a cool example of life for this project. Again, an awesome mood is set by it's own light. And everything els could be edited to be dimmer to draw out the rich color and light of the sparkler.
Reminds me of Charlie Brown & the 'Little Red Haired Girl' (based on the little red haired girl that broke Charles Shultze's heart when he was growing up!) Except I don't think Charlie/Charles would ever have the nerve to kiss her