The Ultimate Sweetness

IMG_2726In my forthcoming book, Step into Nature, I write: “I pay homage to the fruit of the bees’ labor: the almonds, apricots, and plums. Here’s to sunlight in a jar, languorous gold on my breakfast bread; the ultimate sweetness that reaches our most sensitive taste buds; honey’s good medicine when you take it on a spoon if your throat hurts, especially laced with cayenne pepper. It also has an uncanny ability to dissolve sadness, even for a little while. Who can turn down the tawny thickness of it?”

On this day of homage to that most primary emotion, the force that links us, thick and sweet as honey, what do you celebrate, who do you love?