Bee spoke

December 19, 2016 at 11:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
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When I was a kid, I sang Silent Night differently to most.

I thought the line was:

Sleep in, heavenly bees.

(Note the early regard for punctuation.)

Bees are a paragon of industry.

Naturally (I figured) there’d have to be at least one etherial species.

And after a year’s hard work, it seemed reasonable that they’d get to rest on xmas day.

Indeed, who needs honey with so much other food laid on by front-end loader?

My faux lyric made arguably more sense than ‘yon virgin mother’.

And so I rolled with it for several seasons.

The repeated line, especially, seemed positively soporific.

Sleee-eeep in, hea-ven-leeey, beeeeeesszzzzzz.

Try it next time you’re at carols by candlelight.

I promise no-one will notice.

You might just get a warm fuzzy.

Or even

catch

a

buzz.

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  1. Bless the [bees] and the children!

  2. All things bright and beautiful…

  3. Bewdy, blokes!

  4. While shepherds washed their socks by night
    All seated round the tub
    (My Dad-in-law used to sing that whole verse on that theme – I can remember something about a bar of sunlight soap, but that’s it.)

    • It’s such a treat to receive your recollections, Desolie. Thank you, as always, for sharing. 🙂


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