A Snail’s Pace
Published February 7, 2009
Sometimes I feel like I make progress in my life about as quickly as this snail moves from one place to another.
Some days, maybe that’s the best I can do, but if there is some forward movement, at least that’s progress. Maybe that’s ok, if along the way, I remember to appreciate the small stuff — to enjoy the journey. And I hope you are enjoying your path too.
I almost stepped on this little guy one morning when I was busy looking up at the sky and the whole landscape in Palos Verdes. But I happened to see her just in time, so I got down and communed with this snail for a few minutes. And I stood up feeling better somehow — more alive, more connected.
Did you know that snails are hermaprodites? But they still have sex with other snails in order to reproduce. They still need each other.
People Get Ready (We have all the time/love in the world), by The Frames. Have a listen, sing along: