you are a firefly in the night
the clouds are thick tonight
there is no light anywhere
you can't see or hear your friends
you feel so alone, so vulnerable
you are afraid to turn on your light
you don't know what is waiting out there in the dark
you are afraid
you are a firefly
you have a light inside of you
it is your natural inclination to shine brightly
keeping your light hidden for too long hurts
even though you are afraid, you switch on your light
it feels so good to shine so brightly that you begin to fly around in a beautiful, ecstatic dance
you forget to be afraid
you shine and shine and fly and dance
you look around again
and you see so many other lights in the night
dancing, shining, laughing, playing
you are joy
you are light
and so are they
your courage, your joy, your light, your dance, have given them courage to come out and shine too.
together you light up the night
the world would be a more sorrowful place without the courage, joy, playfulness, and delight, of you fireflies.
thank you my firefly friends, for having the courage to shine your light in dark places.
when I am afraid to shine I draw strength from your light, your joy, your dance.
I love you.