Mushrooms Need the Dark And the Bull

They say that mushrooms are kept in the dark and are fed bull. And that may be true but when you are in the dark sometimes you grow better.

We are not all the same. Some need sunshine and some moonlight. Some need constant touch while others prefer their space. Some are attention hogs while others strive for obscurity.

In any case, we flourish differently, under the worst and the best of circumstances. Some need the darkness without the sun’s burn, pushing through the earth and burst in color. We grow strong from adversity and soft hearted from loving.

Just because a mushroom is in the dark does not mean it does not have its own beauty. After all Knowledge puffs but mercy and charity overcome all evil.

So, if you need to be a mushroom, so be it. If you need to be a sunflower, so be it. Never become anything other than what you are. You are precious.

  • Savy1920

    never judge a book by its cover… The beauty about being an individual is that we can all be the same precious being …. just differently

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Savira. I always love your comments to me as much as I love your posts. :) Thank you.

  • Aaron Offord

    wonderful post.  I am always amazed with the depth your posts have everyday.  I love reading them :)

    • Sonia Rumzi

      My sweet Aaron. You bless me always. :)

  • Shreya

    Darkness  is not that bad, but people refuse to see the beauty of it.  Remember, only night (darkness) holds moon. Loved this post. :) Thanks for sharing.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Bless you Shreya. I am blessed that you visit. :)

  • Janaki Nagaraj

    Pearls of wisdom…..keep them coming. Hugs.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Janaki. Things are happening and I keep sharing. :) Thank you so much.

  • Allan Douglas

    My wife and I were discussing this just the other morning.  We are mushrooms.  We avoid most news broadcasts because of the inflammatory way that so many stories are presented.  I miss Walter Cronkite.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      My husband and I were just talking about Cronkite the other day Allan. I believed everything the man said. :) Yep, mushrooms.

  • Corinne Rodrigues

    Yes, everyone has the freedom to choose their own ‘manure’ to grow – and we don’t need anyone loading their BS on us!! ;)) Sorry I couldn’t resist this comment, Sonia. Love ya!

    • Sonia Rumzi

      I could not agree more. Thank you Corinne. 

  • Debra Elramey

    Yes, we are all as unique as our fingerprints and, like the
    plants, we all grow differently under different circumstances, and at our own
    pace.   Love the mushroom analogy!    

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Debra. Made uniquely with unique needs to grow. Thanks for stopping to see me. 

  • Clark

    Sonia, what and elegant way to say “be tolerant; different means ‘not like’ , nothing more, nothing less”. It is most dishearting that too many people when they encounter difference pause and judge it as good or bad, better or worse, superior or inferior. These are merely value statements–statement that cannot be proven but yet are taken as proven facts or truths.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you my dear friend. And the worst culprits are us Christians. I know all too well. Big hugs and thank you for visiting.