A special quotes of the week segment this week, since I just recently read Meredith May’s “the Honey Bus” and absolutely fell in love with it. Add it to your summer reading list, and enjoy the beauty of healing and bees!
“Mother Nature knit a careful plan in place, and if you pulled one thread of it loose, the whole thing could unravel. These insects that made most people run in fear were the invisible glue of the earth that held us all together… It made me think that the universe had a plan for me, and although I couldn’t always see it or feel it, I had to trust that it was there. It just might be that my life wasn’t random, or unlucky, after all. I considered this possibility for a moment, and for the firs time in as long as I could remember, I felt a trickle of worry slip away.” – Meredith May, “the Honey Bus”
“I could have never guessed that a beehive is a female place, a castle with a queen but no king. All the worker bees inside are female; around sixty thousand daughters that look after their mother by feeding her, bringing her water droplets and keeping her warm at night. The colony would wither and die without a queen laying eggs. Yet without her daughters taking care of her, the queen would either starve or freeze to death. Their need for one another was what kept them strong.”
– Meredity May, “the Honey Bus”
“All of us, humans and insects, in our separate ways, had traveled far, navigated dangers and labored to exhaustion for a shared obsession. We made this honey because we believed we could.”
– Meredith May, “the Honey Bus”