They gathered around their dead,

The wild blooms,

The green shoots,

The fungi

And the weeds.

Locking the hollow wood

Into an everlasting caress.

-A delightful afterlife.

About the post: This photo is from my personal collection, I clicked this one in Kolkata while walking around Rabindra Sarobar. I could not help but marvel at the beauty of the white rot fungi against the dark tree stumps that line the periphery of the lake. There’s beauty in the smallest of things that nature has to offer.