“Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s many sowers of doom and gloom out there and lots of people who listen without thinking or doing the weeding an astute “gardener” of one’s mind must do.
A great benefit of an early morning walk, or any walk, is it provides a time for “weeding the mind.” Our dog Maggie loves our morning walks…I love the inner process which takes place during them.
This image is Turkey Tail Fungus found beside a forest trail on the side of a fallen and decaying tree trunk. Rain helped to increase the color saturation in this case.