The Beauty Of Decay

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. ~Henry Miller

Though fungi are not actually considered decay, I am including photos because they often grow on dead or decaying matter.

 

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu

32 thoughts on “The Beauty Of Decay

  1. “I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. ~Henry Miller”

    Suzi, I love, love, love that quote. And it’s so true. Decay only means rebirth into something new!

    Stunning photos! WOW!

    Have a terrific Tuesday, my friend…..X

  2. If you are the sole caretaker of your aged parents who have lived with you for the last 10 years and now your mother’s 24/7 home care hospice nurse and she is terminal with advanced stage cancer and you watch her “rot” away tiny bit by tiny bit each day you may understand why I think Henry Miller and his sweet statement are just plain_____________________( I do not use profanity on my or anyone else’s blog).

    • Taken in the context of your situation I can understand your sentiment. I’ve had those who’ve dealt with Alzhiemers think the same thing. I think Henry Miller was talking about nature not the nature of living/dying people when he said this. I thank you for not using profanity…though I do feel your sentiment.

  3. Hello, Love your fungi, mould and lichen photos: there is indeed beauty everywhere, if we only slow down enough to see it. Life and death are equal partners in the grand scheme of things; the original recyclers. Just imagine how much of a mess we’d be in if there were no decay…

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