17 Go and see the locusts. 2004 is the year that the 17-year locust emerges across the United States. Millions of them – they’re actually a type of cicada – will make a loud, creepy buzzing sound all summer, breed, and then disappear for another 17 years.
I left Virginia, a beautiful state, seven years ago. Approximately a decade prior to that, as I was sweeping cicada husks several inches deep off my front stoop so that we could walk out of our house without crunching, I remarked to my husband that if we were going to move, it might be nice to do it before the next brood uprising.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to be in Colorado.