How many of you have seen a jugnu (firefly) recently? A week? A month? A year? Or was that many years ago?
I am sure most of us would have not seen one in many years. I am one of them too.
I was mesmerised by the program Betu was watching today morning where they showed fireflies flitting and glowing in the night in a jungle. Although it was an animated cartoon but it brought around my last memory of seeing the fireflies in person. It must have been about 12 years ago. And that memory is still etched in my mind. It was in Bhuvaneshwar and time would have been around 7 pm. It was already pitch dark because sun sets early on the east and I was strolling in front of our guest house. And then I saw a thuja(morpankhi) plant twinkling from too to bottom. It seemed as every inch of the plant had been decorated with electric lights. The entire plant was glimmering because of these fireflies. It was such a magical and mesmerising view that the whole moment is crystal clear still in my mind.
Now that I have been reminded of that memory, I so want to see those fireflies again! With Betu. I so want to see that amazed and awed look on his face. I want to see that gleam in his eyes which I had when I saw that plant full of fireflies!
~~ Keep Smiling! ~~
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