Friday, July 06, 2007
Lightening Bugs and Small Wonders
So I live on a street with a fair number of kids, and in an earlier post I had written about the Wonder of seeing Lightening Bugs again.I have not seen them since my childhood, and they remain a wonder to me. In the Evening right near sunset children run around with Mayo Jars and try to catch them.
A few nights ago as I watered my petunias I overheard this conversation.
" Come' on , there are some bugs down this way." Said by an older Bossy Sister.
" Stop Yelling, you are going to scare them." Said by Little Sister.
" Here, let me help you with the jar, I don't want you to drop it , it's glass" Older Sister offers as there are oooohhs and ahhhhs from a handfull of watchers.
"What the Heck? WHAT is in THIS Jar ????!!" says the Bossy Sister.
Indignantly I hear said by little sister " Well, , I was trying to tell you, They are NOT bugs ,not really, They are Fairies, and they need Fairy things, so I put some cotten balls and some tissue for their beds, and I put some food in there for them, you know fairy food, Lucky Charms."
"Ohhhhhhh" came the chorus from the bystanders.
" I think Leprechauns like Lucky Charms, but we can give it a try...."Older sister says with great wisdom and patience.