You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom.


– Janet Erskine Stuart


18 Responses to “You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom.”

  1. Stef Says:

    Ah… seek the warm light instead of the damp darkness.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      you made me realize
      what a mushroom i am at times.
      i shouldn’t live here on earth
      just to be edible or poisonous
      when i could have branches
      for a tree swing.
      that would be fun!

  2. matarikidimension Says:

    Well .. we all know what they say about mushrooms .. Keep them in the dark and feed them ….
    Possibly this may be how some of us have been feeling of late .. maybe ..?
    Yes .. I am more inclined to want to grow like a tree. To bend and sway in the breeze but with my roots firmly planted in the earth.
    To be a tree is also to be a giver .. trees give a lot. They make great homes for lots of animals and are fun to climb.
    They reach and keep reaching .. they talk to each other .. and to us ..if we listen.
    Oh a tree.. a tree .. definitely a tree.
    But personally I don’t think I could live without mushrooms …or trees .. there is a place for both but to grow and reach in every direction in the light of the sun with the wind in your leaves .. it has to be the tree.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      how could not i want to be a tree
      with this beautiful comment?
      to bend and sway in the breeze
      aside from being a giver
      is so much fun and light to the heart!
      and as for the mushroom,
      i just appreciate its flavor.
      thank you!

  3. Loving this tree talk. 🙂 Trees provide shade and shelter and also can bear fruit! 🙂 ( but I do like to eat mushrooms. ha!)

    • bendedspoon Says:

      I super like mushrooms too!
      Admittedly trees have more use
      but how about mushroom
      growing on dead trees,
      what can you say about that
      in analogy to human beings?
      I appreciate thoughts on this.

  4. Trees grow much more slowly, but become very strong. 🙂

  5. mariqia Says:

    And be broadminded..

  6. mariqia Says:

    Indeed, we have but one life so expand our dreams..

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