If there is one saying that sums up the career of the "dancing master" of boxing Muhammad Ali it is "float like a butterfly sting like a bee," as performed in the above video by Ali and his assistant trainer Drew "Bundini" Brown.
Yesterday as I was reading about plans for Ali's upcoming funeral I came across this story of the strangest coincidence.
In the late champ's hometown at the Ali Center where mourners were gathering, a swarm of bees had settled in a tree beside a sign carrying the famous float slogan. For pictures click this link.
Beekeeper Kevin McKinney, who had been called in to help, called the event an "exceptional coincidence."
But it was the CEO and president of the Ali Center Donald Lassere who perhaps put it in a better perspective:
"The Muhammad Ali Center has always experienced what we have come to know as, 'Muhammad Magic,' but I cannot even conceive as to the genesis of those bees. However, it's possible his spirit is watching over the center, and he is wanting his fans to know that he is still 'floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.'"
Was that swarm off bees attracted by that "Muhammad Magic" in order to make a statement?