If you've ever wondered why the heck this blog is called Black Madonna Honey, I thought I would take a moment to share. My favorite book of all time is The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I have read it at least three times and I would start it fresh tomorrow. Everything about it speaks to me. The setting of the South, the appreciation of people and slow living, and the history it sheds light on... its just really good. Also she writes like a poet. Anyway, the story revolves around these sisters who make honey and a little girl who needs to stay with them for a time. She is led to them by a small postcard of the black Madonna, a saint, that her mother had left her when she died.
She sees the black Madonna on a jar of honey and it leads her to the three sisters who are beekeepers. I won't share more but the imagery in this book spoke to me on a deep level and has stayed with me through the years.
I also have a passion for healthy living, although I don't always practice it. My curiosity has led me to volunteer on farms with friends and change the way I eat over the years, learning to listen to my body first and foremost. This coupled with my upbringing in the gorgeous nature + farm filled Tennessee have led me to find joy in the small things.
I also share a lot of content that I just find to be of quality.
This might be related to beauty, skincare, design, or inspiring folks. Again, these are some of my passions. At this time, I am curating the content, not necessarily creating all of it. This is because I just don't have the time. Ever since I owned my first camera, photography has been a great passion for me, especially when capturing the candid moments of the people around me. But for the past year, I have not had a camera, sadly, and will not for awhile. Therefore, curation of thoughtful content is the main direction for the blog at this time.
Well, I hope you will read along and I will continue to share with you everything I find. If it is useful or inspiring to me, I'm sure it could be for you as well.
Thanks for following along thus far.