New  »   Sunshine Jen  ·  Post-Modern Drunkard  ·  Poop Beetle  ·  Robot Journal  ·  Gator Country
Search...

«« past   |   future »»



Near The Beginning

It is well known that when a bee stings, it releases its stinger into its victim, an act of suicide and sacrifice in which the hive and the queen bee are nobly defended.  What is less widely known is that in that ancient sacrifice, powerful magicks are unleashed in which the bee imparts into the stingee not only poisons but also a bit of the essence of the fallen bee itself; the victim inherits some the nature of its assailant, a sort of primitive curse.  It is because of this that you are so busy all the time.  Also, it is why you taste like honey (there are upsides to even the most ancient of insect curses).

My theory is, that near the beginning, when Adam and Eve raided the Tree of Knowledge for its forbidden fruit, they were actually taking honey from a beehive (there's no specific mention in ancient texts of apples or pears or kumquats or anything - that old tree could have very well housed a honey hole) and were stung repeatedly, dooming mankind to generations of toil, at least eight hours a day, which is certainly unreasonable in light of how short life can be, even by Biblical standards.




«« past   |   future »»

comments[1]
all comments

post #548
bio: blaine
perma-link
7/2/2008
08:46

wish list
archives
first post
that week
XML/RSS


Category List
amber
April - National Poetry Month 2008
blue
green
periwinkle
red

Favorite Things
eating
· Autumn's first apples
listening
· What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves boxset
reading
· Collected Works of Jack London
watching
· Spring Migrants