04 October 2021

A fungus among us


Photographed in central Massachusetts; presumably a lion's mane mushroom, or relative thereof.

7 comments:

  1. Did you mean 'The fungus amongus' instead:)

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  2. You can buy powdered lion's mane mushroom. $30 for 1.05 oz.

    Apparently it helps with mental health and well-being, creativity, focus, and energy level. Mix it in coffee, tea, shakes, and smoothies.

    Benefits and side effects: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lions-mane-mushroom

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  3. How did my aunt's chandelier get to central Massachusetts? Seriously though, I can't imagine getting beyond the awe I feel in response to nature's phenomena to even begin to think there's any more room in my head for feeling awe for anything super-natural. Fungi to galaxies, mind blowing. Pantheism requires no faith, but is certainly enhanced by curiosity and keen observation and a BLOG LIKE THIS!

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    1. Well put. A perfect summation. Brings to mind this from Mary Oliver:

      “Instructions for living a life.
      Pay attention.
      Be astonished.
      Tell about it.”

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  4. Reading a strange book from the library new book shelf titled The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, about the "precarity" of existence and the Matsutake mushroom which thrives in disturbed terrain. Too early to form an opinion.

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    1. When I looked at your note I assumed "precarity" was an erroneous word or perhaps a neologism or bad translation, but it turns out to be an alternative to "precariousness." Interesting.

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  5. Shouldn't you say a humongous fungus among us?

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