Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Brain Knows Where The Bees Have Gone!

Oh, some things have been written about the problem of the bees disappearing, I know. Still, most of the human race hardly seems to be aware of the enormous significance and threat to human life of this disappearance. No bees. No pollination. No food. That's basically the chain of events. And as far as I've read, there is yet no scientific agreement as to why (virus? magnetic confusion? bacteria? genetic collapse?) bees are simply disappearing.

I say all this to show I know the seriousness of this threat. But my brain doesn't always respond appropriately.

And so it came to pass that my brain had a little moment recently. Sitting, unusually for me these days, in the midst of a very very big city ... sitting in the midst of a very small, quiet tree shaded glade (for delivery vehicles) in the center of a pretty new collection of office buildings, posh condos, and small elegant shops, my brain figured it all out.

The buzz of people moving about surrounded me. Seeing all the no haste, no crowdedness, just this one and that heading in and out of Starbucks, taking leisurely lopeing along coffee breaks, going back into their offices to serve the KingBee in the big penthouse office; the delivery bees running in and out with pollen, whoops, supplies, my brain said to me...

"No wonder the bees are disappearing. They saw all these bigger bees and their fancy schmanzy hives and said, we're not needed any longer, and faded away. How were they to know we aren't so hot at pollinating!"

That kind of junk, well that's my brain for ya'.


laura said...

I hear you... I feel like those bees sometimes, and want to get away from all the hustle and bustle - but by doing so end up contributing to the very same problem.

So, Crash and I bought an older home in the middle of the city and have done what we can to be eco-friendly. We're only moderately successful, and feel closed in even though we have birds and flowers all around.

But dang, I surely do miss our friends, the bees.

ms. kitty said...

I think that's brilliant, Juffie. Blessed Bees.

ms. kitty said...

I'm getting worried about you, Juffie. Didn't see you at Ministry Days, but that could be because I didn't get there until Wednesday noon. But you haven't been "visible" for awhile.

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