"We are closer to the
Vegetable Kingdom than
we know; is it not for
man alone that mint, thyme,
sage, and rosemary exhale
"crush me and eat me!"
- for us that opium poppy,
coffee-berry, teaplant and
vine perfect themselves?
Their aim is to be absorbed
by us, even if it can only
be achieved by attaching
themselves to roast mutton."

Cyril Connolly

matilija poppy
photo © 1997 the archive of light