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
“The first step to the knowledge of the highest divine symbol of the wonder and mystery of life is in the recognition of the monstrous nature of life and its glory in that character: the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Continue reading “On Life As It Is” →
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