Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This is the Key of the Kingdom...

Rich, dark comb honey from my mentor extraordinaire

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:13-14 KJV

Lots of biblical references to honey. I think about how saturated we are with "sweet." How, 3000 years ago, in that culture, they had only natural sweet...figs, dates and honey. (Thus giving rise to the expression "I want a date with my honey..." but I digress.)

Can we appreciate how special honey must have been to them, with so little concentrated "sweet" available in their lives? It must have been extremely valuable. Then to compare it to wisdom.

Now, information has increased; we are saturated with data. But wisdom is still rare and precious. Like the honey you guard selfishly.


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