Melissa 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.
Sacred Circle Mandalas