Dancing with fireflies is a blog for creative people. Writers, artists, dreamers… all are welcome.
Have you ever woken up with a story in your head? Been driving down the street and a poem just started making sense of the things you have been feeling? Maybe you just have to write something because it feels like it needs to be written.. here’s your place to share it.
What’s Dancing with Fireflies? Who does that?
The idea of Dancing with Fireflies is that you don’t have to be grounded to one idea, you can be free and write from the whims that come from your heart. I do a lot of free writing. It really helps me to clear my head and let the words out. Check out our origins of Dancing with Fireflies to learn more.
What’s the deal with Fireflies?
When I was a little girl my family moved A LOT. I didn’t like it, not ever. But as a child most of us are not given much of a choice when it comes to the affairs of our parents and so each year we moved, not just houses but states, schools, and nothing stayed the same.
When I was 8 or 9 that we moved from California to Tennessee. Growing tired of the constant moving and never knowing stability, I just wanted to stay someplace and set down roots. I was tired of leaving my friends, scared about meeting new ones, and a place where children still believe in angels and faeries. (I still do)
As we stopped in Texas for a few days to visit family I experienced my first Firefly moment. Alone outside, I sat in the growing darkness and looked out over the flat lands and up at the clear skies. The sky seemed endless and I felt so small and powerless. “If you are really out there, listening to me, if I am a part of something special, then show me.” As children are stubborn and need signs.
I didn’t understand what I was seeing, to me it was magic. As I felt my dreamy world open up to the possibilities of being part of a greater collective, the stars I thought I was looking at began to dance. Moving in a sweet perfect moment of swirls and sparkling harmony, the stars became dancers across the navy dance floor. This was my first firefly moment, opening up to the idea of being a part of something bigger than yourself, dancing for the joy of movement, and joining the collective vastness of lights in the dark sky. Magic!
Even though I had to wait 25 years to finally set down roots and learn what it was like to be stable, that moment was marked in my memories as a time when it was ok to be free and wild and dance with fireflies.
Dancing with Fireflies’ Web Mistress – Crysta
Hey everyone, I wanted to introduce myself again to all of my readers. We have had so many new readers join us in the last few months and I really wanted to reach out and introduce myself better.
I love blogging. It’s a really great forum for people like me who love to write and share what we write with others. I am always amazed when I get comments from other people who like what I write about. I feel like when you can open yourself up to the world and take whatever critique they have to offer, you will become a better writer.
Personally, I am a Mother. I LOVE babies. I have 3 naturally born to me children and A LOT of kids who claim us as second parents, an honor I don’t take lightly. I am happily married to my best friend, who loves to challenge me and keeps me motivated. We also are home to 2 dogs and 2 cats.
What’s ahead for Dancing with Fireflies in 2014?
In addition to some really great Guest Bloggers already scheduled for Tuesdays, we actually have a great series coming soon from some fantastic writers who were open to doing some longer pieces and sharing their talents with all of you. I am working on some posts about how writing is a healing process and how it’s helped me in my life to be able to work through the challenges. We are going to jump back into our weekly prompts with Think About it Thursdays, Weekly Writing Challenges, and Wordless Wednesdays.
We are also always looking out for interactive readers to feature as our Blogger of the Week. So keep commenting and you might be chosen next to be featured!
We want to connect with YOU!
One of the best ways to make this blog a success is for us to hear from our readers about what they like and what they want more of. I love hearing your suggestions and trying to make them work out. Recently we had a reader make a suggestion about someone they wanted to see a Guest Blog from, I made contact and I am really excited to swap blog posts with one of my new friends Treyce Montoya, who has an incredible story to share.
The more you comment, the better this place will get.
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