In Hoeland tonight there has been an Enchantment all over the place. Sweet Southern breezes and trees lit up like Christmas by the lightenin'* bugs (fireflies). An approaching storm energizes the air and the electricity excites the skin. Rumbles of thunder and flashing skies. Feel the charge run through.
I now know what year it is.** My prayers for that knowledge were answered tonight. Magic is real. I think I live in Heaven's back yard. More tomorrow.
*Many people call them lightning bugs or lightnin' bugs, but either word, lightenin' (to illuminate) or lightnin' (flash of light), is correct usage. "Lightening" is from Middle English.
**Shamanically speaking. I did know what the actual year was. ;-) It didn't turn out to be the year of the lightenin' bug, but I did learn later that this particular summer was experiencing a lightenin' bug "bloom", which is fairly common in the insect world as well as with other lifeforms.