Trust in the Lord with all your might and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6
Our dog groomer Leah has a tree with white snails all over it. They look exactly like the snails served in restaurants, only they are alive and clinging to the tree. Though I’ve never ordered them in a restaurant, I’ve purchased them at the market and served them up to Todd and our lovely daughter.
I mentally visit the tree when I hear something hideous or tragic has happened and my skin begins to hurt and my eyes spill tears.
The tree teaches me the snail to simply cling.
Cling. Just cling.
That is such a wild image. Someday, if you think of it, grab a camera and get a picture. I’m sure it won’t do justice to this visual, but at least we could see all the snails…or even just one up close.
On a less profound note, I have eaten snails just once. In Belgium. Served up in garlic and butter sauce at Christmas by my sister-in-law who found out I’d never eaten them and insisted I taste them.
And on an even less profound note, did you see the article in the Wall Street Journal about the guy who eats bugs?
Just snapped this pic ~ enjoy.
Oh! There she is…little white snail…clinging.