I love this little man-in-the-making for SO many (countless) reasons.
Including his budding chefness.
The mushroom? Ah!
It is the proof of creation ex nihilo,
the paradigm of the marvelously solid unnecessariness of the world.
How anything so nearly nothing could at the same time
be so emphatically something—
how the Spirit brooding upon the face of the waters could have brought forth this…
well, words fail, and mystery reigns.
~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p82~