When I was younger, I use to hate bugs, now i’m older and I still hate bugs, nothing’s changed there haha……although I didn’t like them, fireflies I have to admit are pretty nice bugs, I know they’re harmless, still though…….you know I haven’t actually seen fireflies in a long while……
I always wondered why they’re called fireflies, I mean what gave someone the thought to call them fireflies in the first place!? Was there meant to be some kind of story to them from long ago!?
We also call them lightning bugs, that’s more of a suited name for them i’d say, we all know they light up the night around the Summertime, they’re like little flying lightbulbs when you look at them.
It’s actually quite fascinating when you see their tails go on and off, if it is their tails that light up that is (it could be there……never mind) fireflies for most people are one of the symbols that associate childhood memories….
You’d go out back in the night and run around, having fun and then you see from the corner of your eyes or in front of you even, a little light, not knowing what it is, you become curious and start to slowly follow it around and do your best to catch it in your hands……if you’re trying that is, I know some also tried catching them in a jar, that must’ve been really tricky…….
If you were lucky though, you did catch one (or a few even) and you’d watched as it would light up in your hand and walk around a bit too or you saw them in the jar still as a stick, but also moving a little as the light would turn on and off and you either had the choice to keep it in the jar for a while or you could set it free after you admired it long enough…….
I wonder what people did the most, did they keep it in the jar or did they set it free after catching it!? Did they even try and catch it in a jar or did they just do the old grab it with your hands method!? I’ve always tried to catch it with my hands or had someone try and give it to me to let me know that it wasn’t harmful, I still hesitated, however I still held it a few times before……
Fireflies a.k.a lightning bugs, they’re okay, they’re not that bad, will I go out of my way to try and capture one though!?……..I don’t know, maybe, I won’t keep them in a jar though and if one ever lands on me, i’ll try and keep calm and do my best to admire it for a bit, until I go “okay i’m good now”