little things that aren't little:
"of course i remember"
the ability to maintain a journal
people apologizing for things that happened a long time ago
chopped fruits from parents
the last bite
being asked for your opinion
minor tone changes
when they offer you their coat
"you were right"
when they give you the bigger slice
when you're both running late
a calmed nervous system when around them
when they pay attention to what you show them
"i feel the same way"
Mycelial coordination is difficult to understand because there is no center of control. If we cut off our head or stop our heart, we’re finished. A mycelial network has no head and no brain. Fungi, like plants, are decentralized organisms. There are no operational centers, no capital cities, no seats of government. Control is dispersed: Mycelial coordination takes place both everywhere at once and nowhere in particular. A fragment of mycelium can regenerate an entire network, meaning that a single mycelial individual—if you’re brave enough to use that word—is potentially immortal.
⚘ Merlin Sheldrake. Entangled Life
I wonder what relationships looked like without the devices that keep us constantly connected?
I wonder what my presence (love) for you would look like if my expression was limited to the present moments in which we share?
Happiness is in the quiet,
ordinary things. A table, a
chair, a book with a paper
knife stuck between the
pages. And the petal falling
from the rose, and the light
flickering as we sit silent.
∆ from The Waves, by Virginia Woolf