I’m Lichen It
Eight hours of sleep. Better.
My Newf is going in for a basic grooming today which I am thankful for because I haven’t been able to brush her since October. She is 10 now and old for a Newf and I don’t like to see her grooming go down, but I can’t bear to set off pain in my arms and legs either since I fell down the stairs. I find she has a sad look in her eyes that my first Newf used to get as he got older, so I’m trying to make sure I notice her more and hug her.
LICHEN, ca. 1950s-1960s
Art by Jung-Koch-Quentell
I never considered lichen much and had no idea there were so many different kinds until I starting reading Loreena Moore’s notes for her Lichen Oracle (not online any more) from a forthcoming book. What a fascinating world.
The December 2013 issue of National Geographic has an article on tumbleweeds that I was reading last night, and it all reminds me of how little we know about the natural world.
Perhaps a day of examining things in more detail, and really finding out what they’re about?