I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appals. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.
There exists a wide spread belief that the same animal (cobra) has power to impart fecundity and remove barrenness.
Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.charles mackay
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