I gazed out at the sunset. The sun had not yet passed the horizon so I had to aim my gaze in such a way where I was able to appreciate the colours on the horizon while not staring at the sun. In the foreground, I noticed illuminated flies above the trees. They had a warm colour, as if the light was from the yellow colours in the sky onto the flies. They danced.
From that moment on, I was captivated. Entranced. Joyful. Curious.
I wondered to myself: what are the flies doing? I looked around to see many more flies, all dancing in a similar pattern, atop more trees. The flies were intertwined, forming pillars then dissipating out into the air, to repeat the same process over again. Make a pillar, dissipate. Or, fly around to keep the pillar going, adjusting as the wind goes.
I have never seen so many flies in such a small area. They made beautiful patterns. Time passed and I stood in wonder. I tried to search on my phone for why the flies were dancing, an endeavour I did not finish because I wanted to keep looking. I couldn't take my eyes of the patterns made by the flies. Some pillars were tall, some small. Some flies flew in smaller circles than others.
Nature is wonderful.
Later, a friend said the flies may be mating. I reflected, pondering how I have today learned of a new beauty of Nature. Dancing flies.
The sun continued to set and the flies kept doing what they were doing. Then, a few moments after the sun passed the horizon, the flies started to move to different trees. I wonder what they are doing now.
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