Bee on Day Waterlily (Skukuza, Kruger Park, South Africa)
When I add a spoon of honey to my tea, I give thanks to a dozen bees for the work of their whole lives.
When my finger sweeps the final drop of sweetness from the jar, I know we’ve enjoyed the nectar from over a million flowers.
This is what honey is: the souls of flowers, a food to please the gods.
Honeyeaters know that to have a joyful heart one must live life like the bees, sipping the sweet nectar from each moment as it blooms.
And Life, like the world of honey, has its enchantments and stings….
~ Ingrid Goff-Maidoff “The Honey Sutras”