August 2014

“What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things.”
―Alan Watts

[1951. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety]

Gold Mine Looking Beehive

This is a small Brazilian stingless bee variety called Jataí. They made their nest in a tree trunk near us.