Stings and Sweetness
“If we want to eat their honey, must we put up with their stings?“
As I was reading Judy Dykstra-Brown’s post, I came across this line. Bears have always known this and still they search for the honey. We have come up with suits to prevent the stings.
I realized that this is true of most relationships as well. Whether it be children or spouse, family or friends, we will have to put up with some stings in order to enjoy the benefits of being together. But in some relationships, you must keep your distance, or you will be stung to death!
Thorns guard roses
Bees guard their honey
Both must be carefully navigated
To enjoy their sweetness
People are much the same
Sharp tongues guard fragile egos
Clothed in self-confidence
We bring out their sweetness
“If we want to eat (enjoy) their honey, we must put up with their stings,,, “
Photos: Chris Roth
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