Sunday, August 15, 2010

Catching Fireflies














Had a conversation with my four-year-old son the other day pushing him in a buggy while jogging at dusk.

Brendan, do you see the fireflies?

Yeah, can I catch one?

No, I don't approve of that.

Why?

Well, imagine if a creature much bigger than you grabbed you up in its hand and put you in a bottle in a dark room to watch you glow. Would you like that?

No.