Fireflies

In Western culture alone, they carry “a vast network of associations including such distinct and even contradictory significances as childhood, crop, doom, elves, fear, habitat change, idyll, love, luck, mortality, prostitution, solstice, stars and fleetingness of words and cognition,” wrote Stefan Ineichen, a firefly researcher in Switzerland, in a 2016 paper published in Advances in Zoology and Botany.

Short documentary Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

“Quechua speakers in the Andes call fireflies añañahui, or “ghost eyes.”… 

I just call them a beautiful wonder in the night…

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