I've learned recently that there's a beautiful European tradition to tell the bees when things change in your household (deaths, births, marriages). I did some thinking around what I would tell the bees, if we had them.
This idea came from a year-long online class I'm in called Book Of Days by Effy Wild, which is amazing. I watched Effy's lesson and went my own way.
The sentiment is something I wrote while painting this. My word for 2018 is "wonder" because I want to be in a state of awe throughout the year. I chose this word not because I want to put my head in the sand and ignore all the bad shit that happens in this world, but because I cannot let that bad shit color my entire life to where I totally forget the great parts, like my family and friends, the places we go, this very beautiful life I live.
So yeah "Love and Wonder and the coming Spring" are the things I'd tell this queen bee.