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Philadelphia and the Humble Honey Bee

In Constellations, the character Roland describes his unique profession as a beekeeper:

 “Honeybees have an unfailing clarity of purpose. Their lives are often intensely short. But in a strange sort of way, I’m jealous of the humble honey bee and their quiet elegance … If only our existence were that simple. If only we could understand why it is that we’re here and what it is that we’re meant to spend our lives doing.