It is a very lovely image. It reminds me of the James Stewart Christmas movie (cannot remember the name) where each bell chime means there is a new angel in heaven.
That is such a nice thought to have of those smoke rings. I have never given much thought to it, other than it was cool to look at. When I read what the young boy said I just skimmed it, then I stopped at the halo of a soldier from looking down at us from heaven. Could this be true, or is it just something nice to think of when at a reenactment? Well when I went back my hair stood up and I started I could feel myself tingling. Maybe, just maybe this is true. I will never think of those smoke rings the same again. And to think we owe a thank you to a young boy.