It has been too hot for the bees to want to hang out or whatever they do in their hive, so they’ve made a beard on the outside that changes shape throughout the day, spreading out, getting denser, larger, smaller, more elongated. Right now, the crack through which they normally go is entirely covered by their bodies except for four holes that they’ve kept open. Watching how they move when they’re all together, they really do seem like one entity. People in traffic look like that.
The thin book, really more of a pamphlet, that I’ve been working on just needs to be printed. It’s called Not That Far. It is a good book for hot weather because it’s very short. I’m going to take it to the reading on August 4th.