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Tucked away, on the south side of the town of Los Gatos in California, there is a park-and-ride that serves as overflow parking for the towns post office. It’s not a convenient place to park your car to collect your mail but when there isn’t any street parking… well, it’s really just a short walk. But you know the frustration of not getting what you really wanted, in this case, a closer parking place, aarrghing you into a darkening mood? Well, that’s where I was on this hazy humid day. So it was with my eyes down and focused on my forced march to collect my mail, that I was interrupted by the loud buzzing hum of what I knew had to be an enormous bee hive. It’s a sound that brings up conflicting feelings of sweet lulling warmth and terror. And whether you find yourself thinking of Winnie the Pooh or reaching for your EpiPen, it gets your attention!
So looking for the origins of this buzzing fanfare, I found it literally in the heart of this tree! It just made me smile and that dark mood I was in… well, what dark mood? How could my mood not be changed after seeing nature reach out, with such a non-arboreal icon, to remind me to lead with my heart and hear the hum of life it attracts.
Anyone up for a picnic?
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