Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bee's

I read this yesterday in 'The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. Marc brought it home for me from his trip to SC. I finished the novel this morning, and think I will read it again next weekend.

I hadn't been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson
in what she called "bee yard etiquette." She reminded me that the world was
really one big bee yard, and the same rules worked fine in both places:
Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be
an idiot; wear long sleeves and long pants. Don't swat. Don't even think
about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates, while whistling
melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you
don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.

2 comments:

Renee said...

Emily,

As we discussed last night, I really enjoyed Kidd's book as well (I don't recommend The Mermaid Chair). I know I read that passage but somehow I missed "the world was really one big bee yard, and the rules worked fine in both places". Thanks for posting this, what a great reminder about how to live.

Leeder said...

i loved that book.
i listened to it in the car last year.