I wonder if, in the cold dark of the night before,
these Coprinellus disseminatus
had any idea of what life would look like
after their breakthrough moment.
I’m guessing not.
Life’s like that.
Does the caterpillar aspire to flight,
or the tadpole envisage legs?
Words: Christopher Malcolm Knauf. 2015.
Photo: Peter Bradley July 2014
Beauty does not always cloak itself in grandeur; it can be even more striking when glimpsed through the veil of the everyday. Life’s incandescence glimmers in every ordinary moment if we’d but see it.
This short film was taken on morning walks over two weeks in June and July, 2014 in the beautiful west of Ireland, near the village of Shrule on the border of Galway and Mayo. The Irish might not agree, but the misty and cloudy days seen here were to me possibly even more beautiful than the cloudless skies we saw day after day this summer. No accounting for taste I suppose. Grace and peace to you.