Nature has been on the rampage lately. Wildfires, earthquakes, and hurricanes have
kept the weather in the news and prayers in our hearts. Thankfully, all the people I
know in Florida have survived unscathed.
Here’s what I wrote a few days ago after my morning ritual of meditation in the hot
A bee drops in my hot tub,
twirling on its back.
I flick it out with water in my palm.
Is it grateful?
Is it not grateful?
While Nature is indifferent we are part of it, and what we do has an impact on the
health of all that lives or dies around us. The manatees were stranded when the
ocean got sucked out to sea; countless birds and bees were walloped by wind and
water, and we were helpless to come to their aid.
A single bee, saved from hot water is an act of remembrance, that all species have a
right to life.
What calls you?
(Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)