Larry, bees have never afraid to change the world. I mean, what about Bee Columbus, Bee Ghandi, Bee-Jesus?
from the Bee Movie
the world is changed
taking little things and turning them
when drizzled into the day to day living,
makes the world
just a bit sweeter and
a whole lot more delectable.
I have one friend, RC, today is her birthday...happy birthday nae!.
She is special in all kinds of ways....
she's an artist,
a creator of colorful wonders that capture
the light in just the right way,
she's full of wisdom,
wisdom she gleaned
from the woman she called mommy and
her granny and all the wise women who walked before her......
she said to me in her southern Appalachian voice with a twang of sorts,
"you have to see the world with the eyes of an eagle....you seem to
be seeing it like the way a mouse would see it..."
I didn't get it for a while.....
didn't have a clue what she was talking about,
just keep on trying....
trying to look down from above..
when I'm lucky...
I capture a glimpse of the world from above for just a short time...
She is a gentle soul,
with the intuitive wisdom
a medicine woman of sorts,
a offerer of blessings and prayers
tiny little specks of meal that feed the ants and bugs in her backyard,
small gifts scattered to the four corners,
made on the behalf of
friends, acquaintances, the world.
She is a wise woman,
cutter of hair,
baker of bread,
walks with the stable feet of the mountain goat
i swear just
being near her or talking to her
in a way
i can't explain....
her roots run deep....
is like a well of love and care and concern
that never runs dry.
So on this day....
a little bee that flies around,
send forth a celebratory offering of sorts
on behalf of
who had made a difference in my world,
I thank the wise grandmothers
for all her wise teachings
i thank my God,
the warmth of a friend
knows without ever having to be told.
She is not afraid,
to face the world,
stare diversity in the face,
open a heart full of love
share it with the world.
little by little
just a little worker bee
changes the world
as she touches folks like me
all over the place....
:don't bee afraid:
bee a changer of the world
like my friend RC.
happy birthday nae....you worker bee, gatherer of honey, and stories, and medicine....
I'm so glad you were born
and that you are
one of my "three sisters"
who walks along side me in the world, picks me up when I fall and invites me to laugh at myself in all kinds of situations.
wishing all of you
like my friend,
blessings and hugs....