The new year

There was a bee under the fluorescent light. This was in my in-law's kitchen. Upon seeing it, the word popped out of my brain: Hymenoptera. Although I don't have a master's in animal behavior, to me, it was visibly stressed - it rubs its feet on its eyes the way people do when they don't have much sleep. It looked really lost and helpless. It was the first of January. I couldn't help but attribute the stress to yesterday's firecrackers.