Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Night of the Fireflies

Last night, I was reminded of the anime film Grave of the Fireflies. The film is set in Kobe during the war and centres around two young children and their struggle after their mother dies. It is a beautiful but sad film.

I went out locally with some friends to see the fireflies. Firefly season begins as it starts to get humid again; now! I really love walking amongst the fluttering insects. It is better than Christmas. Actually think of Christmas tree lights or the lights at the front of a house but many, many more... and they move around. It was so beautiful. Fireflies are so easy to catch. At one stage, I think I had about 15 in my hands.

I think I may go out again tonight.


Crystal said...

What time do you go and where? I am busy tonight...but could go Thurdsday or Friday...when is the best time? Matt and I went two weeks ago but there were only a few out, I want to check them out again!!!

J-girl said...

I LOVE fireflies (and Graveyard of the Fireflies, although it's too sad). The boys and I will have to go check them out this weekend.

laura said...

I wish I lived closer to inaka and could see fireflies!! :(