Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sporadic Mycophilia: Golden Chanties ...
It vividly reminded me of a Leithart passage a friend shared with me recently. He notes how Moses recounts the construction of the tabernacle to parallel the 7 days of creation in Genesis 1. “Day 3: Table of showbread on north side outside the veil, with bread arranged [Ex 40:22-23]” corresponds to Day 3 of the creation week: “Golden land and food”.
...“the Day 3 associations of the golden table suggest that the dry land itself is a table spread with food for God’s creatures. A table that reproduces food at will, that recycles waste food and turns it into more food to re-fill the table, in other words a pretty neat table. Altars are also tables, and so the dry land-as-table suggests that the land also emerges from the sea to be God’s table.”
As you can see from the picture, I pulled them straight from the soil. This was intentional. Studies have shown that they seem to grow back and thrive more in the longrun when harvested this way than when knife cut. ... almost as if they were created for us just to pluck off the ground, a golden table of delights.