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Rita and Ambrose, lovers of bees

Both Rita and Ambrose, as infants, were surrounded by a halo of white bees.  These bees flew in and out their mouths, with no harm.  Honey-ed speach, no doubt.  Filippo Lippi made a painting of this. These two

are worthy patrons to invoke concerning the global pollinator crisis.  Ambrose, the stern mentor of Augustine, knew the writings of Plato as well as Augustine.  This is fitting as the bee tale -- out of the mouth of babes -- is told of Plato, too.

I am looking for an image of Rita as a bee-crowned babe.  Nothing yet, so scroll back and see the arresting one of yesterday by Zoequixote.

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 08:55AM by Registered CommenterMinxterBloom | CommentsPost a Comment

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