the time I tried to save a bee's life.

Jul 24, 2012
So, yesterday.
Yesterday was weird. Thinking about the things I have to finish in the next two weeks, my heart was racing all day. My head was spinning and it felt as though I had lost control over my thoughts, like they had a life of their own.
After a frustrating and unproductive day at home, I just left the house, walking.

On my search for a sunny patch of grass, I noticed a little bee on the sidewalk. He was on his back, with his tiny feet in the air. With a leaf, I tried to help him turn around. We succeeded, but he was weak and wobbly, tumbling over again and again. Thinking he must be hungry, I held a flower to his mouth. Nothing seemed to help. I put him on the grass far away from the street and left, feeling utterly sad.

Reaching the sunny patch of grass, I plopped down, all fours stretched out. My poor little friend.
Aren't bees just incredible creatures, worthy of ridiculous saving-attempts? I think so.
I didn't feel good, but at least my heart and mind stopped racing, because for a moment I wasn't focused on me, me, me. Yes, I'm still doubting if I can finish it all. But that's life too, sometimes.

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8 comments:

the rabbit :

Poor one! Hope you are feeling better low!?

the rabbit :

NOW (sorry)

Anna :

Maja, you are so sweet. I know exactly what you mean when you say that thoughts are taking over and "having a life of their own". When they do it is so good with a healthy distraction, like spending time enjoying nature. The garden is such a beautiful place for me then, it's just to bad that I don't have one living in this city. Did you try out the meditation techniques that I sent you?

Maja :

Anna, not yet. I know I should have. It would help too, I bet.

Camila Faria :

How sad Maja. I tried to save a bird once, unsuccessfully. I cried all day and felt so helpless. Hope you're feeling better today. :)

Maja :

Thank you Camila, I do.
So sad to hear about the little bird. I had the same experience before.

Maarten :

Mooie foto, schat!

Maja :

Ja lief, maar niet van mij.
:)

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