Monday, October 5, 2015

The Secret Life of Bees

“Every little thing wants to be loved.”

Copied pages from the book in a black tea/coffee ground wash to "age stain" their loo

A beautiful narrative, written like honey 
with slow-Southern talk thats knits the emotions 
of racial tensions, adolescence, young love, social injustice 
all into a cohesive and passionate tale.

“There is nothing perfect...only life.”

“And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.”

“...women make the best beekeepers, 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. It comes from years of loving children and husbands.”
Skinny and fatty bee surrounded by honeycomb hexagons filled with best quotes. In blue is Enrique's simple bee sketch highlighting my bees' need to a thorax, otherwise hidden. I'd like to call that artistic interpretation. He called it impossible, considering the science of a bee, and I tend to agree.

“Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life.”

“It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.”

“After you get stung, you can't get unstung, no matter how much you whine about it.”

“Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now”

“There's nothing like a song about lost love to remind you how everything precious can slip from the hinges where you've hung it so careful.”

“The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.”

“People can start out one way, and by the time life gets through with them they end up completely different.”

“I'll write this all down for you," I said. "I'll put it in a story." I don't know if that's what he wanted to ask me, but it's something everybody wants--for someone to see the hurt done to them and set it down like it matters.”

A Spanish review.

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