Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fireflies and Fantasy

As a child I was always reading books. I loved mysteries but my favorites were fantasy. The idea of magic, faeiries and mythical creatures has shaped some of the wonder I have as an adult. Last night I went walking in the fields. The fireflies are so plentiful now that I see almost a thousand at a glance. I could spend hours watching them and listening to the crickets and the faint rustling of birch leaves. This for me is the magic I sought as a child. Nature puts on an amazing display for all to see. I see myself in the fairy tale. I live in that coveted land when the heroine lives happily ever after.

The firefly photo comes from Dote's Etsy store

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