Tender Convolutions October 21 2014

Confessing:  I don't love mushrooms.1

Loosening My Grudge:  But I respect them.

Turning It Around:  As cool as these stripey gills 2 are when perfectly intact, they seem to become even more beautiful when broken.

Loving the Gift: The tenderness, the convolutions, the sense of a story having been told . . . 3  

1 The mantle over my fireplace is strewn with World's Worst Vegetarian award trophies.
2 Genus Agaricus
3 Are these not the same gifts that can unfold -- over time -- when a human heart is broken?