The Beauty of Awkward

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Find beauty in the awkward, 

unexpected,

startling, 

odd.

Find beauty where you thought 

it could not be,

or would not, 

hold.

Find beauty in the merry,

in perspectives,

new and 

old.

Find beauty in the places 

where you thought,

there was no

god.

Find beauty in the softening

of the broken,

patiently outgrowing 

an outdated 

mold.

See all beauty

through the eyes of children,

for they carry

all the futures

of our 

world.

Photo Credit: O.B.

Photo Credit: O.B.

Bees’ Needs

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Little guy, age four, talking about flowers.
He asks: “Why do bees like flowers?”
I say: “Why do you think?”
He answers, curling intonation into a question mark: “Because they give them honey?”
I turn my own reply into a query in return: “Well, the bees make the honey, but they need something from the flowers to make it. What do you think they need from the flowers?”
Him: “The recipe?”

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