Saturday, September 27, 2008

Day 99: Symbol of regeneration

spotted on the great island trail thursday in wellfleet, ma, image: Liz Ellsworth

"The mushroom is symbolically paradoxical: mushrooms are agents of decay, but by breaking down organic matter into soil they create the foundation of life on our planet. I like this duality; the image of a destroying angel brings to mind the fearsome sword-wielding Shinto deity, Fudo Myoo, who by cutting through the ego, liberates rather than destroys."
-Chris Drury, from microcosm and macrocosm

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