It is June and the fireflies are back. The key to enjoying fireflies is to keep your gaze fixed at the center of the firefly scene. Then, using your peripheral vision, you will see the pulses of light all around, shimmering and dying rhythmically like hundreds of tiny synchronized electronic switches.
The mosquitoes are back too. Its weird but I love the mosquitoes. Most American cities are extremely sterile places, soaked in chemicals which disallow the flourishing of any kind of life except human. The mosquitoes remind me that the suburbs are still relatively chemical free and can still sustain life. Long live the mosquitoes, says I.