It might only be easy to see in a slideshow, but the cicada head lines up perfectly with the island in the opening shots. (You can click back and forth in the Tumblr pop up windows to see this effect too.) The cicada can be a metaphor for the end of a long hibernation and coming out of one’s shell. Or maybe this all takes place on a speck of dust on a bug’s head (rather doubtful but possible I suppose) These are good deep meanings, but the cicada’s most readily useful purpose is to identify the season as summer.
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