He didn't move all affternoon. He clung to the STEAZ TEA can as if his life depended on it. He was the only one in sight. The day was too cool for a bee to be about. What happened? Did it get mixed signals? Was he a newbie, anxious to please? Was he hungry?
Today I heard Dr. Oz compare hibernating bears to humans. He was telling Americans that it's okay to use up some of our stored fat between meals. Said bears do it all the time and they son't suffer any ill effects. My thought was, well, maybe humans need more stored energy for thinking, where bears live by instinct. Instinct is just another word for the will of God. Woman has the gift of free will. Thinking requires energy. I know this from experience. When I work hard and late, I need food breaks. If I don't eat my body does not perform well.
Oh, and while I'm on the topic, I think eating food is much bettr than drinking it. Our digestive systems are designed for grinding, chewing, salivating, and simply digesting the foods we eat. People who go on liquid diets pay for deleting solids. Patients recovering from surgery are given a liquid diet. They progress to a soft diet and on to a regular diet. Try surviving on liquids and leap to solids, then tell me what happens. Now, where was I? Oh. The bee's knees are hardly bent, huh? Poor thing was probably cold. Katy had another coolish day today, and the weather forecasters predict a cold front overnight.
If he's still there tomorrow I'll just have to bring him inside to warm up.