I literally crave affection. It’s not about sex. I crave somebody to cuddle with me, and to lay their head on my lap. I crave kisses, holding hands and running my thumb across theirs. Just looking at someone and thinking “how did I get this lucky”.
Fungus photos from the park where I work, Houston, TX, USA.
As a naturalist, fungus/mushroom ID is a relatively new interest for me, so I’m still not 100 % certain of my IDs. You gotta go out there and try though. Let me know, if you know wild mushrooms well, and you think I’ve misidentified any of these…
Top 4 - Rusty-red Bolete (Boletus rubellus), associated with oaks, grows from the soil, edible.
Middle - Turkey-tail Shelf Fungus (Trametes versicolor), grows on dead wood (stumps and logs), not edible.
Bttm 4 - Tenacious Bolete (Boletus tenax), associated with oaks, grows from soil, edible.
* I would not base eating wild mushrooms on my observations, be very cautious about eating wild mushrooms (I never do).
The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.