Month: September 2021

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Eyes to see below the surface

Like the overnight appearance of fruiting bodies – mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi popping up through the leaf mould or grass – the fruit of our own lives has much deeper entangled origins than appears at first sight. Yet we continue to expect it to arrive ready-packaged, like mushrooms on the supermarket shelves. Divorced from …

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Sensing the seasonal shift

Yesterday, I noticed the first whiff of autumn. The brown, nutty smell of fallen leaves and damp, warm earth. It went with the evidence of fruiting bodies – mushrooms and toadstools – sprouting and being toppled by passing feet. The shift has started. Am I ready to harvest what has already grown? To choose what …

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