Of course, we can’t know (yet) how insensible a fungus is, but until we learn otherwise, what a memorable way to convey a loss of wonder.  Apologies to all wondering fungi.

And may wonder never become extinct in you, whether or not you resemble fungus.

‘Will wonder become extinct in me?  Shall I become insensible as a fungus?’  1 Dec 1856

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 417

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