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Give and take

The bee and the flower

The bee and the flower

“Give and Take… for to the bee a flower is a fountain of life and to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.  And to both bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

Men, remember the bee.  It uses the flower but never destroys it.  It hovers around gently,  showing importance and respect.  It is a give and take relationship, and it never abuses.  It sucks the nectar out, but comes back for more.  Oh well, I should have turned this into a poem.

Took this photo somewhere in a cool garden in Buda sometime two years ago.


Jojie Alcantara travels, writes and shoots for publications, blogs and commissioned assignments. This Davao-based multi-awarded photojournalist and artist gives photography and creative writing workshops, shoots aerial, paints, and seeks stories of human interest and inspiration in popular attractions, offbeat places and unexpected locations, in several countries.


  1. Debbie says

    Amazing photo; am I not standing in that garden with you now? The quote is thought provoking as well. Well done!

    I would love to use this on my blog; would you mind?


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  3. Debbie says

    Thank you very much. It is indeed a beautiful photo but even more special to me for Debbie means Little Bee!

    Thank you for visiting Shadows.


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