Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Melissa Mandala - AEDM #24

Melissa MandalaMelissa Mandala (Circle of Awareness Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: honeycomb

His labor is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon! ~Emily Dickinson

Today I am expressing gratitude to the bee and the golden syrup it produces. Thank you for tirelessly going from flower to flower, keeping things pollinated, keeping life alive. This mandala is named for the nymph Melissa, who fed honey to Zeus as an infant when he was being hidden from his father. When she was discovered, she was turned into an insect. Zeus turned her into a bee so she could make honey for eternity. Sweet! Did you know honey is the only food that doesn't spoil?

When I was sick earlier this fall, honey and lemon juice in warm water was the only thing that really helped. How boring my breakfast oatmeal would be without this lovely sweetener on it.

I'm busy as a bee myself today, but I'll try to buzz around to other AEDM-ers later.

Blessed bee!

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

9 comments:

Tammy Vitale said...

you are indeed a busy bee! Thanks for stopping by the blog - I do believe it's going over to WordPress tomorrow. Scarey! Exciting! wow...things are moving on my end too! Now to figure our autoresponders and AWeber and 1Shopping Cart and what is which there (and I thought deciding to switch over to WordPress was the hard part!)

Deb Kirkeeide said...

This posting brings to mind my sister and our names.

She is Melissa - meaning bee in Greek
I am Deborah meaning bee in Hebrew

It makes me wonder the significance of our mother basically giving us the same name!

Lovely post! Happy Thanksgiving Sue.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Deb ~ she wanted to find her own way to call you both honey :)

sema said...

A gorgeous mandala!Love the color and depth you have achieved!

Happy Thanksgiving.

sema

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful sue! And how perfect, a honey comb...for Thanksgiving...sweetness and abundance to all!

Laura

John M. Mora said...

beautiful, happy thanksgiving, sue

spldbch said...

Ooh -- I can definitely see the honeycomb in this mandala. Great job!

Leah said...

oo, i love this one! (and not just because my middle name is Melissa.) :-)

© Mandala - Radek Dobke said...

delicious :)