I awoke suddenly. Something had happened in our dark bedroom, but what? Quietly, I waited and listened. A bright yellowish light flashed. All became dark again. My pounding heart kept me on the alert.

It happened again! Definitely a bright yellow light that was gone in a flash. It took a third illumination for me to figure it out: a firefly was on the screen of our bedroom window. The absolute and wonderful darkness we get to enjoy in this neck of the woods makes something as simple as a firefly flash seem brilliant.

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