The Wild Honey Buzz - My Solar Return September 2021
Happy September, Virgo Season and Wild Honey's Solar Return Month! I'm celebrating the beginning of my 60th trip around the sun this month which makes me a sexagenarian...sounds sexy! September is also National Honey Month in the United States. How perfect is that? These photos of bees and honey are from my trip to the Evergreen State Fair this summer.
Since I'm sharing this post on the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashana, it seems appropriate to quote King Solomon's proverb (16:24) which says that "Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." For your health, to sweeten your soul, and in celebration of my birthday, below you will find a list of 60 words, phrases and quotes, that I find extra pleasant (although this is certainly not an exhaustive list). I am wishing you all sweet things as we slip into fall and bid summer farewell.
As the bees bring in the honey, so do we fetch the sweetest out of everything and build God." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
"...And on the barren heath sing the honeybees." ~William Blake
"Good friends are sweet as honey" ~Winnie the Pooh
"Don't ever forget - in the middle of the thicket, blossoming plum." ~Basho
Mister Lincoln Rose, Peace Rose, Lavender Crush Rose, Old Garden Rose
Home, "Dinner is served" "Supper's Ready"
"Be joyful, even though you have considered all the facts." ~Wendell Berry
"To share happiness and to have done something good before leaving this life is sweet." ~The Buddha
"I am with you always." ~Jesus
"When the bees from other hives joined her...they greeted each other in the most beautiful word of their tongue: Spring!" (line from "The Bees" by Laline Paull)
Old tractors and trucks
Welcome; I love you
"When California was wild, it was one sweet bee garden throughout its entire length, north and south, all the way across from the snowy Sierra to the ocean." ~John Muir
"....His food was locusts and wild honey." ~Saint Matthew describing John the Baptist in the Gospel of Matthew (3:4)
"All good things are wild and free." ~Henry David Thoreau
"There is no denying the wild horse in us." ~Virginia Wolf
Clydesdale, Bay, Mare, Colt, Draft Horse, Donkey
All words that cause me to think about horses
Beech, Big Leaf Maple, Sugar Maple, dogwood, palm, tree
lilac, banana, peach
Pacific, mountain, river, creek, lake
"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you." ~Isadora Duncan
German Shepherd, Collie, Golden Retriever, Labrador, big dogs that look like horses
"I don't do drugs; I am drugs." ~Salvador Dali
music, poetry, read, write
"All flowers offer themselves to be read, as emblems of beauty, purity and the shortness of life." ~Manet
"What could I say at all without my roots?" Pablo Neruda
hummingbird, butterfly, eagle, cardinal, robin, heron, bird
"The orchid's perfume clings to the butterfly's wings like temple incense." ~Basho
cat, purr, wild animal
garden, farm, summer
"I mailed you a letter/card."
"The Department of Justice is evaluating all options to protect the constitutional rights of women, including access to an abortion." ~Attorney General Merrick Garland, CNBC, September 2, 2021.
mystic, mystery, magic
play, walk, run, sun salutation
But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you." ~Psalm 81:16
"More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always." ~Monet
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Pablo Picasso
Namaste, Aloha, Shalom, Peace
I am sorry; please forgive me
"Whenever you sit down to pray, you're in communion and union with everyone else, past or even future people who haven't even been born yet; everything is now in the mind and heart of God." ~Thomas Keating
Astrology, Star, Moon, Sun, Planet, Asteroid, Rainbow, Sky
"The book you requested is ready for pick up at the library."
"What you think of me is none of my business." ~T. Cole Whittaker
What about you? What are some of your favorite words, quotes, song lyrics, lines from poetry or scriptures?