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'.