Emerging with Brood X

The first post-vax road trip

Photo by Stephen Walker on Unsplash

We are vaccinated and have no more excuses, so we left the house and went visiting for the first time since the world shut down. We drove hours south, straight into the peak of Brood X, into a surreal sci-fi landscape. We were unwittingly also visiting the long dormant, briefly present cicadas. Big bug juice on the windshield, a wave of hiss and hum outside the car that made us…