When was the last time you saw fireflies?
Few months back I was listening to this podcast about an Indian man talking about how 'jugnu' (firefly in hindi) were an integral part of his life.
He said that darkness was accepted as darkness, mystical and holding its prowess like the wilderness.
Watching jugnus in the dark was a favourite past-time, gathering them in glass containers covering them with cloth and studying under their light.
There was no need to defy darkness, and no need to 'overcome' it. He said.
As man progressed, man started being scared of darkness and thought of it to be dangerous to life.
So he invented lights. And portable lights. Powerful neons that light up the city just as bright as day.
Darkness is seen as the origin of all bad, personified as evil.
But in all this, the jugnus went away. And never came back.
Is darkness really so dangerous and hateful?
Watching these fireflies in pitch darkness in this beautifully man made and preserved garden of a hotel in Tokyo, was an experience I will never forget.
My eyes adjusted to the darkness, we are physically made 'adjustable and adaptable' to darkness.
I gleamed at every jugnu I saw and I felt magic unfold before me.
My friend and I spoke of how fireflies reminded us of childhood and the different upbringing our future kids will have.
Will they ever see fireflies in their lives?
Was this the last time I saw fireflies ever?
Probably, but I hope not.
2 17an hour ago
The week that was as I reflect deeply into my Soul. Spending time with Mum has triggered so much for me that I have been
skirting around and not fully owning.
Or I thought I was!
And one of those things is beauty - my own beauty.
What if you knew you were beautiful? How would that change your life?
I know it has mine.
I no longer worry so much about having to look perfect all the time. I have my days where I don't. So be it.
As I change shape, I no longer worry about being slim and the perfect body shape. I now wear things to suit my shape and that make me feel beautiful. So be it.
I have changed how I use make-up. To enhance my beauty and not hide my flaws.
So be it.
I no longer feel threatened by other women's beauty, because I knowI'm also beautiful in my own way.
So be it.
I'm beautiful. You are beautiful. We are all beautiful. And no matter our age we all want to feel beautiful!!!!!!! 💕🌹🎉