Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Adventures You Never Thought You Would Have

I have posted a lot of photos here in my time. And had a lot of photos taken in my life. On stage, or in wonderful clothes, or with the Queen of Haunted , Spooky and Way, Way too beautiful Malena. Two hour make up sessions followed by four hour photo shoots. But never, I think, in my life have I been prouder, happier and more satisfied with a photo of myself than I am with this one:

Yup. That's little old me. With Bees. Lots and Lots of Bees.

You can read all about the full Bee Adventure HERE where Sharon, the Hot Birdchick blogs all about it, and tells the tale far better than I ever could. Scroll down a bit, there are two entries. ( there were, after all, two hives )

I will say about it tho, I am not the same person. Bees can change you. Bees can make you see the scariest things you have ever carried around deep inside you, the ones that wake you in the night, sweating and in a panic, unable to go back to sleep. The ones that haunt you and make you run from any and everything.

And Bees can heal you. And wipe away your fear. And make you strong, whole and happy. And un-lock the secret place deep inside you , where you never knew you were.

Bee therapy.

Who knew?

Love and Bees,


At 1:42 PM , Blogger Glen said...

Hey Lorraine!

That was very brave of you!

I saw your boss last night at Bryn Mawr and told him to say hi to you, but then I realized that after the next 100 people walked by, it was unreasonable to expect him to remember that.

Anyway, I'm glad you are learning to love bees - I don't know if I could do that!

At 2:03 PM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Wow you are a brave brave lady Lorraine! Good for you!

I'm plagued by major bee fear myself.
I got stung by a wasp behind my ear when I was a toddler and so anything that stings makes me twitchy.

Maybe I need some bee therapy?
(But only with gloves and a suit;)

At 2:36 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

I am so proud of mss Quiche.
she really is a changed lady!
xoxo from the LA beehive

At 3:47 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I am in awe! Bees terrify me. Yay Lorraine!

At 4:16 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Thank you for sharing your bee photos! How wonderful having your own beehives! A woman at my yoga studio keeps bees and she has often given me her honey and it tastes amazing! Also, I find bees fascinating creatures and once you learn about them and work around them you find they are not scary creatures at all! You should have wonderful fun caring for them and learning about them. Plus, honey is the nectar of the gods! Have you ever given yourself a honey facial? Great for the skin; out side and in! ENJOY! Namaste.

At 6:30 PM , Blogger birdchick said...

Yo, Bee Sister,

Thank you so much for keeping me sane yesterday. I'm so proud of us!

At 8:43 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Way to go, Ms. Fabulous!
Good for you. :)

So, tell us...was it the lure of fresh honey? ;)

At 10:26 PM , Blogger Olga said...


At 11:17 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Wow ! Sounds like you had a wonderful (yet moving) time.
Bees are great.
Gentle, organised, deadly and productive. No cuddly pets (bumble bees looks more like the thing) and yet real philosopher's (and poets') friends.
I hope you'll get to spend more time with them.

At 8:07 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sharon kept ME sane thru it all! It was truly amazing, I have ( HAD ) a bee phobia, when I was a child I hit a hornets nest on my bike in a bush, and have been deadly scared ever since. It all just sort of happened tho, with the bees...I was in it and deep in it before I knew what was happening.

I couldn't leave Sharon, and couldn't panic, or SHE would have lost it, and there we were...( she says she was keeping it together so I would not panic, she knew how scared I was of them..)

Now I am kin to Bees.

Mainly it wasn't honey, tho we are SO looking forward to that, it was fruit trees. There are so very few bees now , the trees weren't getting polinated....

All I can say is , Bee Therapy worked for me. I was so very beyond terrified. There's something that changes you, being Covered In Bees....

At 5:42 PM , Blogger Hera said...

'Covered in Bees!' that makes me think of Eddie Izzard...
Hee hee
ps: see... I made an account... :D

At 5:54 PM , Blogger Hera said...

Oh and I tried honeycomb for the first time a few days ago... it's amazing!
with blue cheeze.. mmm :)

At 1:12 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Proud of you Lorraine, never doubted you, but very proud, nonetheless.

May the bees and the flora flourish.

I have only had raw honeycomb once, with fresh melon, stuffed into my mouth by strange men in Turkey, after a succulent, several-course traditional dinner with goat and raki. This was just before the young men, dressed in traditional costume, jumped up to dance and then taught all the (western) women to dance along with them. Afterwards I even grew so confident that I pulled the Mayor of Goreme (where we were) and the Mayor of the neighboring town of Gore up for a dance or two. It was a great party... held in a caravanseri that was over 300 years old and had been converted into a carpet shop. The party was for the rich guests from France and Italy who were purchasing expensive carpets. We just lucked out.

I will never forget that party... or the fact that the men would stuff the womens' mouths with honeycomb and them tempt and tease us with the juicy melon that could moderate the super-sweet of the honey.

When it comes time, may I recommend melon with your honeycomb?

At 7:52 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

miss Hera!
glad to see you on here, welcome.
i sent you a little surprise...hope you are doing well.
xox kitty

At 1:37 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Next step is ART.
Just found this on boingboing

At 9:28 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Actually they SOUND really cool, I want to record them and use them on the next cd. Kid you not.

At 10:23 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Brilliant idea !


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