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June 2, 2002
Fireflies. All you had to do was place your hand directly in their path and they would land and wander around almost confusedly for a second or two before taking off again. Some kids were cruel. They would rip the softly glowing abdomens off of the bug to see how long it would glow after death. These are the same children who would use a magnifying glass to set ants on fire, and later in life, tie firecrackers to the tails of cats. Mean, mealy-mouthed creatures, we lived in the same dirty neighborhood, yet we came from two separate worlds.