It’s “that time of the year” here on Vancouver Island – a time when mushrooms unexpectedly pop up in various places in front/back yards.  I love watching the mushrooms poke their heads above the ground, changing their location every year with different varieties appearing, and while I don’t eat them, I find their appearance intriguing  and delightful. And each year they always put a smile on my face. This year, two kinds of mushrooms have appeared so far: shaggy ink mushrooms and a variety of boletus mushrooms.

Munia Khan (author and poet of three poetry collections) wrote that“if you feel all damp and lonely like a mushroom find the thick, creamy soup of joyfulness and just dive into it in order to make life tastier.”  What delicious words!

For those who are feeling ‘all damp and lonely like a mushroom’ these days
from personal or political stresses, may you “find the thick, creamy soup of joyfulness” and then “just dive into it in order to make life tastier.”

© June Maffin
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