Firefly Trail

Since we never had any in our Detroit neighborhood when I was growing up, I’ve always had a fascination with fireflies. After my wife and I bought our house in the suburbs, I was sure there would be some out here. Nope, skunked again. However, over the past few years, we have started to see some in our neighborhood. Last year there were a lot, and this year there are even more.

For obvious reasons, I always thought fireflies had a magical quality about them. In the past I never really had the chance to explore that idea. However, the other night my thesis was confirmed. I was out walking my dog on a very hot and humid evening. Suddenly, the path before me was a mass of glittering fireflies. I felt like I had been transported to the Elven City of Rivendell. I almost looked around for Frodo and his traveling companions. Magic indeed.

I was reminded of a TV show I had seen many years ago. It may have been Stephen Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. A young boy is disappointed to learn that magic is just an illusion. In order to console him, his father tells him to take a stick and drag it along some reeds in their backyard. A large cloud of fireflies emerges from the reeds, confirming that magic does indeed exist. Somewhere, Albus Dumbledore is giving us a sly wink.

If you like what you’re reading on this blog, please leave a comment and share it with your friends. Also, if you would like to be notified of new postings, please click on the “Follow” button in the lower right corner. Thanks for visiting!

3 thoughts on “Firefly Trail

  1. Oh, now I agree that fireflies are cool. Just this summer, I noticed them in our neighborhood, I did grow up with them, so I missed them when I moved here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
%d bloggers like this: