per·i·pa·tet·ic
ˌperēpəˈtedik/
adjective
  1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
    Aristotelian.
noun
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Make the Most of the Least Bee: Celebrate NHBD


Least Bee that brew--
A Honey's Weight
The Summer multiply--
Content Her smallest fraction help
The Amber Quantity--

(Emily Dickinson, c. 1863)

Today is National Honey Bee Day. Celebrate it...

Miasma has you moping. Summertime heat has you sweating the small stuff, not to mention the bigger problems plaguing you and the rest of the world. It magnifies the tiniest of irritations. Tempers flare like the sun, lashing out whips of fire.

Take a deep breath and cool your thoughts for a moment. Park your worries on the petals of a flower and imagine yourself fanned by 200 wing beats per second. Now then, "bee" content. It only takes the smallest fraction of hope...love...prayer, multiplied by Powers of Ten, to change perspective. To help the amber quantity?


14 comments:

  1. We ALL need this kind of advice!! Thanks for the wise reminder.

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  2. Hi W2W .. bees need all the protection we can give them .. especially if we wish to eat honey ..

    Love the poem and your words .. cheers Hilary

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  3. Today we have the hottest day of the year -- I'll take your advice :-)
    I LOVE honey, and my grandfather kept bees in the garden, wonderful honey, wonderful hobby!

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  4. What a "cool" post in this horrendous heat!!!
    Love E. Dickinson!

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  5. Thanks, everyone! Hope you all stay cool. Autumn is on its way. TC, you are so sweet!

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  6. Another blogger quoted Emily Dickinson's poem; To make a prairie, it takes a clover and one bee. One clover and a bee. And the revery...
    I'm interested in her poem and ordered one of her book of poems from amazon.com.

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  7. I didn't realize Saturday was National Bee Day, but I guess I did celebrate it without knowing it--I attended a talk on insects by a local entomologist that morning in our Idea Garden. He talked a little about bumblebees, which unfortunately are in decline in some areas, too. Surrounded by lots of blooms and butterflies and bees, I was about as content as I could be!

    It's been cooler here for the past two weeks, thank heavens; hope it cools down for you, too, soon, W2W.

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  8. Such a great feeling to be fanned by the wings, I can perceive the worries be fading away... :)

    We've had so many bees this year collecting nectar from flowers all over our garden! I was searching the Internet whether there is some Honey Bee Day in my country as I've never heard of one and I found out that there probably isn't a national day but yet there are regional HBD. Good enough, isn't it?

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  9. Too bad I missed the official day, but I do love honey bees! And today I filled my hummingbird feeder, so yay!

    I also would like to note my blood type is my favorite... B postitive! :D Hope you're doing great~

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  10. I have all the respect in the world for bees. We need them so much!

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  11. Bees are splendid. I have shown my students that video

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