Sunday, May 20, 2012

Life in Firefly Village

Week 20

Life in Firefly Village


      1.   Intriguing how community takes place and people 
            adhere to form.

      2.   I had a professor, a sociologist, who defined
            socialization as the process whereby a biological blob becomes a social slob.

      3.   Amazing, too, how simple good will gets things started in
            the right way.

      4.   Perhaps you can’t go home again, but you can savor
            what home gave you.

      5.   It was a slower time then, but life still requires we make
            the most of fallow time, when more happens than we

      6.   Me? I like to watch tall grass bend in the wind.

      7.   Have you seen any fireflies lately?


We, boys mostly,
sat on the curb
in our town
wherever we
met to play
ball in the streets.
Sometimes we sat
there with a
portable radio, listening
to some game that mattered.
The curb was
the starting place,
the spectator place,
the ending place,
when our time
in the street
was done,
when we might hear
someone’s mother call
her son to lunch or supper.
There were times,
too, after supper
when our dads would
join us, till it
began to get dark
and we’d sit on the curb,
laugh and tell stories,
and watch the fireflies.

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