BE LIKE MUSHROOMS.
Spread your mycelial threads, underground, and connect them, out of sight.
Extrude them, extend them, link them, clamping one to another in a pattern with no center to destroy, no head to cut off.
Sweat out the revolutionary fervor that dissolves old structures, that breaks toxins apart.
Extend your reach, link root to root.
Trees feed their young through subterranean fungal webs. Be a conduit. Take in. Share.
Be like mushrooms, ephemeral, mostly invisible.
Pop up everywhere, overnight, and then disappear.
BUT ALSO BE LIKE TREES.
Grow slowly. Push up from below, when you’re ready.
Draw from deep sources, but also take in light.
Build structure. Flex and strengthen your fiber so when the storms hit, you can hold your ground.
Feed on light, on air and water. Grow.
Grow so tall that you can be seen from everywhere, a brave silhouette that shapes a new skyline.
And don’t grow alone…
From City of Refuge, the Sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk.