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Chasing Fireflies/ En Busca de Luciernagas

We were able to spend the evening with relatives at a barbecue, the most relished part being the open space, the tree swing, some ducks that came for a visit, and the chance to see fireflies!  Little man figured out the tree swing soon enough, and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.  

The fireflies were also probably something new for him, and for little miss, well, we tried to catch them without harming them, but I think we may have squished a wing or two accidentally, before deciding to let them go.  I was reminded of doing the same, not so long ago, and how exciting it was to run around in the dark.  The children seemed to occupy a world parallel to the adults chatting around the table.  Now I am one of them, but for an instant, I feel like a child again.

Pasemos la tarde con familia y amistades, en una cena en el patio.  La más bella parte siendo el espacio abierto, un columpio colgado del árbol, los patitos que nos vinieron a visitar, y una oportunidad ver y correr tras de las luciernagas.  El hombrecito chiquito se dio cuenta suficiente pronto, como funcionaba el columpio y pronto dejo de caer de ello, disfrutando el viento en su cabello.

Las luciernagas probablemente eran algo nuevo para el, dado que tal  vez, no acuerda de ellos desde el verano pasado.  La pequena tambien disfruto de ellos, y intentemos capturar algunas, pero creo que aplaste una alita y decidimos mejor verlas en su ambiente natural.

Todo me acordaba de ser como ellos, hace un tiempo no tan distante.  Que divertido era correr en la oscuridad de una noche del verano, occupando un mundo parallel a los adultos, con sus platicas...cosas de ellos.  Ya soy uno de ellos, pero paro por un instante, para ser nina de nuevo.


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