22 June 2008

Lightning Bugs

When I was a little kid, we called what most people call "fireflies" by a different name: "lightning bugs."

Some of the fondest memories of my childhood were hanging out in the back yard after dark, just watching those little buggers light up the yard.

Turns out, I just found out, they were trying to get laid.

Who knew?

Anyway, I was just out walking Atticus and saw my first lightning bug in what has to be at least ten years. What a wonderful feeling, to be gobsmacked by the past that way.

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