The Bee

I'm not farting! It's natural!

As I sat in the outdoor hotbath, a bee flew into the pool.

It madly beat its wings in a desperate attempt to escape back in to the sky.

As the only witness to the bee’s life and death struggle, I had a choice to make: I could do nothing and watch it die, or I could rescue it.

I chose to rescue it.

I carefully scooped it out of the water and lay it in the sun.

It dried itself, flew into the next hotbath pool, and died shortly after.

It really is a question of “to bee or not to bee” for all living things.

For this bee, it was “not to bee”.


note: Being a native in an old Tarzan movie really is Shakespeare!

double note: Who bee’d in the pool?

triple note: I hope in its last few seconds of consciousness the bee thought, “I don’t think that guy is going to come over here.

quadruple note: What a has been!

6 responses to “The Bee

  1. Poor bee 😦

  2. Who bee’d in the pool? LOL! You amaze me!
    Oh, and like The Monkees beeliver tag. I’m a big Monkees fan.

  3. I like this story. It has such a happy ending.

  4. That lion looks a bit too happy to be secretly watching you bathe from behind a tree

  5. Thanks for all the comments.

    Jose: thanks for stopping by. In truth, I was inspired by a wasp that flew into the hotbath I was sitting in. I saved it and it flew away; if that makes you feel any better.

    Tammy: thanks! I was hoping someone would comment on the “Shakespeare” line; I am disappointed again.

    S. Le: I think this one goes more under “tragedy” than “comedy”. I don’t think Shakespeare did any Sonnets about Bees in Bonnets!

    Viktor: The lion had to wait his turn for the hotbath. Thanks for recognizing it as a lion.

  6. Before you saved him, he probably looked at you and thought ” Beelzebub” ! ” I’m going to drown”!

    Happy Humbug Holidays to you PR.

    bonnieluria: hee hee! I hope you had or are having extended holidays like I am.

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