Inside our shells
Have you ever wondered what the snail does inside its house?
Does it store its dreams and hopes there? Does it keep its love inside delicately striped shell?
Does it withdraw inside itself when cold winds blow? And is it a safe place in which to withstand the assaults of time and life?
We too build up our defenses, our houses to protect ourselves.
And just like the snail, our shells are delicate – easily crushed by an action or a careless word.
In your next encounter with snail or person, take a moment to cherish the beauty and complexity of the lovely shells we all carry.
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