702. Fast Firefly: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

Phaedra Firefly is playing with her friends one evening when she has an unexpected encounter.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:45

Fast Firefly Excerpt:

It was a beautiful evening on Ahway Island. The sky was filled with pink clouds that glowed in the warm light. As the sun began to set, its radiant red and orange hues stretched across the horizon, casting a stunning glow over everything below. Eventually, the sun dipped below the horizon, leaving a trail of deep purples and blues. The sky filled with stars. The air was warm and inviting, and the sound of crickets and other nocturnal animals could be heard in the distance.

Phaedra Firefly flew through the warm summer air, her tiny body illuminated by the soft glow emanating from her abdomen. It was a beautiful night in the park, and Phaedra was enjoying herself with her firefly friends, darting through the trees and playing tag with one another as they flew. The cool breeze brushed against her wings as she flew through the air, her luminescent body lighting up the darkness around her.

Phaedra was especially good at playing tag. She prided herself on being so fast and evasive that no one could catch her. Phaedra could see that her friend Phillip Firefly was following her, trying to tap her with his glowing abdomen. Phaedra grinned mischievously, flitting left and right, up and down to avoid being caught and becoming ‘it’.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine that you are a graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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