Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Love and Mushrooms

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple, you salt them well, put them aside and have patience. But with love, you have no sooner alighted on anything that bears even the remotest resemblance to it than you are perfectly certain it is only a genuine specimen, but perhaps the only genuine mushroom ungathered. It takes a dreadful number of toadstools to make you realize life is not one long mushroom.

Katherine Mansfield