flower

Flower

Welcome to my garden

Thank you
for inviting me in
It’s beautiful

You’ve passed by before

Yes
I’m Luke

And I’m Flower
Shall we go for a walk?

I’d love to

This is Karuna
Let’s walk at her pace

Sounds good
Hi, Karuna

Meow

Do you eat mushrooms, Luke?

I love mushrooms
Do they grow around here?

Several kinds
live in my garden:

Psilocybe cubensis and Psilocybe cyanescens mostly,
but a few others
have made a home here

What do you think the chance is
of finding mushrooms today?

Pretty good, I’d say
It rained yesterday morning
and then it was sunny all afternoon
Shall we go and have a look?

Definitely!

And so Flower and Luke
ventured further
into the garden
in search of mushrooms

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Does Karuna often follow you
when you go for a walk?

Yes,
and sometimes I follow her
when she decides to explore
I have learned a lot from her:
She takes care of her basic needs,
which are few,
and then she relaxes
She travels light
and is very patient,
she is quite happy alone
and also enjoys the company of others,
and she doesn’t feel the need
to always be doing something
She spends most of her time sleeping,
and the rest playing or hunting
or just hanging out

That’s excellent

And she seldom speaks,
just now and then
to convey something essential
or to add a bit of flavor
to what is going on

Right on
Silence is cool

Live like a cat, Luke,
and enjoy the dream

Yeah
I’ve been slowing down lately,
doing less,
observing more
and simply being,
meditative being
And I think I see some of our little friends over there, Flower

I think you’re right, Luke
Let’s have a look

And so Luke and Flower walked over
to where some mushrooms were growing,
sat down
and began to eat

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Hey, Flower
Did you see the rainbow yesterday?

I sure did
It landed here in my garden

Rainbows are cool

Rainbows are medicine

Yeah

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There’s a lot of pretty flowers
in your garden, Flower

Shall we continue our walk?
We can stop and smell the flowers
along the way

That sounds great

Let’s go

And so Luke, Karuna and Flower
continued their walk
in silence,
greeting and smelling
the flowers they met

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Flowers are cool

They’re very cool,
and we can learn from them too
Flowers never get angry or sad
They enjoy both the sun and the rain
And they don’t mind dying
They just are
Live like a flower, Luke
Just be

Yeah
Let’s sit for a while

And so Luke and Flower
sat down among some flowers
that were swaying
in a gentle breeze

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 There’s a lot of birds
in your garden, Flower
And they sing pretty well

They like it here
because of all the trees

Yeah,
trees are cool
I plant a few
wherever I go
I’ve got some jacaranda seeds
in my pocket
Mind if I put some in the ground?

Please do

And so Luke sowed some seeds,
as he listened to
and imitated
bird calls

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Do you like watching clouds, Luke?

I love watching clouds

There’s a meadow nearby
It’s a good place
to just be
and to watch clouds

Let’s go

And so Flower, Luke and Karuna
made their way to the meadow,
lay down
and watched clouds

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The clouds are dancing, Luke

Yeah

Flowing,
ever-changing,
they come to be
and then they’re gone

They become something else

They interare
with everything else

I’m a cloud

You’re a cloud, Luke
Dance!

And so Luke and Flower
rose from the grass
and danced
until the sun began to set

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Would you like some tea, Luke?

Some tea would be awesome

Let’s head back to the house

And so Luke, Flower and Karuna
walked back
as the sun set
and the stars
appeared

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This tea is delicious

It’s from my garden
and made with rainwater
that the clouds dropped
yesterday

It’s excellent

And so Luke and Flower
shared
a pot of tea
and listened
to the crickets and toads
sing

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I’m going to meditate
for a while
You can join me if you like

A bit of meditating
would be great

And so Luke and Flower
closed their eyes
and sat in silence
for a while

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Are you hungry, Luke?

A little bit

I don’t usually eat much
on days I’ve had mushrooms,
but I often have a snack
I made some cookies yesterday
and they’re not bad

I’d love a cookie

Have as many as you like
And I have a guest hammock
and you are welcome
to stay the night

Thank you, Flower
I love sleeping in a hammock

And so Luke and Flower
ate cookies for a while
and then they said goodnight
Luke got into his hammock
and sang to himself
a lullaby
until he fell asleep

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Morning, Luke

Morning, Flower

Breakfast is ready
Come

This fruit is delicious

It’s from my garden
Just about everything I eat
grows here

That’s great
Thank you, Flower,
for everything

You are welcome back
anytime, Luke
Take this bag of tea

That’s a lot of tea, Flower

Share it
with those you meet
along the way

Thank you

And then Luke took leave
of his new friend
and whistled to the birds
as he walked away

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