Athena Kokoronis's Blog – June 2009 Archive (4)

Below a Linden Tree (One of Goethe's favorites) Central Park NYC June 8, 2009) I am ever so slowly communicating with mushrooms. Trying to come to terms that I will not understand them fully overni…

Below a Linden Tree (One of Goethe's favorites) Central Park NYC June 8, 2009)





I am ever so slowly communicating with mushrooms. Trying to come to terms that I will not understand them fully overnight. But there is such a desire and urgency to want to grasp and identify them overnight, because it seems as if they appear overnight and begin to decompose the following day . Their lives seem short, but in fact their matter is long… Continue

Added by Athena Kokoronis on June 17, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

I keep spotting these....

It has been raining in Northeastern PA almost every day.The rain ceased for a bit on Tuesday afternoon, and while so, I was very fortunate to meet with a local forager, Nathaniel Whitmore. On his walk he pointed out the Reishi mushroom, a polypore, that we found on a decaying log of Hemlock. He picked one and I picked one.





Nathanial suggested a broth. I cut it into some pieces so it would fit in a pot, and simmered it for half of a… Continue

Added by Athena Kokoronis on June 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Metaphorical Notes for "Above" to quench the "Middle"

Above our middles, our head is above;

what is above our head?

what falls below?





I am reflecting on the Above stratum thinking about the rain's affection; the visibility and invisibility (Mushrooms/ideas metaphorically speaking)

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The waiting and anticipation for the rain;

and then it happens.. and the mushrooms or ideas emerge. If we don't have rain, then mushrooms (mushrooms physically and… Continue

Added by Athena Kokoronis on June 2, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

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