Friday, April 24, 2015

Power of a Lightning Bug

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Lightning bug photo by Bruce Marlin,
courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Last night when I was trying to sleep, I discovered that a lightning bug was stuck in the bedroom--my own private lightning storm. It reminded me of Twain's quote, 'The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.' Let me just say, in the right context a lightning bug can be pretty powerful!

Thankfully, my twenty-year-old son took care of my bioluminescent problem. Though it left a glowing streak on the wall.

1 comment:

  1. We don't get lightning bugs around here. Do they glow like fireflies? Love this story and that Twain quote!