A Playlist About Mushrooms
Just for you, and me, and all the fungi of the world - a playlist. Find a field and drift off to it.
Y’all. I think about mushrooms…a lot. They teach a whole lotta lessons. So I made a playlist about them. You can listen to it here.
Perhaps while you drink a glass of water today, or walk to pick up a too-large bag of spinach, you can pause, and geek a little with me about mushrooms - this trippy beautiful entity that exists on this spinning blue planet.
How mushrooms are just a small, visible part of the entire fungi organism. (& what does that say about “growth” - about how sometimes the deepest forms it are not visible).
How if you go a little deeper underground, you’ll find the mycelium network - a wildly vast network that allows fungi to talk, support, and protect not only itself, but also its neighboring plant neighbors. (& what does that say about how we deeply need each other).
How, as Merlin Sheldrake notes: “A mycelial network is a map of a fungus’s recent history and is a helpful reminder that all life-forms are in fact processes not things. The “you” of five years ago was made from different stuff than the “you” of today. Nature is an event that never stops.” (how you are an event that never stops. that is constantly unfolding, an ever-shifting shiver & ache of expanse).
As I swooned over mushrooms the past few weeks, I made a playlist about them. Getchu a glass of water, or find a field - preferably filled with flowers - and tune in.
Sending you much love 🕊.Drink a glass of water after reading this email
Thank you so much for being here. This newsletter is free - but if you are wealth privileged and regularly find value in my work - I’d love if you’d consider becoming paid subscriber or sending a tip through Paypal. Your investment makes it possible for me to keep this newsletter free for marginalized folks, and allows me to keep writing. 15% of all monthly support is also donated to an organization I love and that y’all should love up on too. This month’s investment is going to Kia Feeds the People Program, a budding non profit that aims to fight food apartheid by getting quality, organic produce and pantry items to the underserved, the Black and the QTPOC communities in Brooklyn, NY.