Happiness is finding yourself as a child living in the midst of a tribe, because as it has been wisely said: “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Please meet one of the Hani minority children from the rice terraces of beautiful Yunnan. This child lives in a charming little house called “mushroom house” because his people were inspired by mushrooms to design these homes after many years of living in caves. In his home he has pigs, a water buffalo, chicken, ducks, cats, dogs, generations of family members and many colorful dried seeds and pumpkins. To go to school everyday, the children must walk down a valley and up a mountain, the journey takes more than an hour each way. Their smiles are guaranteed to melt your heart!
They appear as if from nothing, the expand at an impossible speed and they disappear almost just as fast. Most mushrooms behave this way. They are one of the mysteries that have always fascinated me. When things appear and disappear in a short time compared to all else around them, like Native American sand paintings, that are there to serve a purpose, to deliver an essence, a message and then off they go, it is a great wonder to contemplate…
Yes, the rains have returned to soak Shanghai again after giving the Sun a very short mushroom appearance.
photo: tiny mushrooms that appeared in small groups around the grass today