Tuesday, October 14, 2008

....catching up to the Snail's pace....


'twas one of those unearthly morning hours when a couple of friends and self stumbled across this weary chap returning from a hard-day-in-the-office....i say 'stumbled'..well, we had almost crushed the poor chap beneath our confident (i daresay self-assured) tread!

so what about this snail -the epitome of 'laziness' ?...and what about the legendary "snail's pace"? Apparently the typical speed of an adult Helix lucorum is (a very much law-abiding figure of) One mm/sec !!!

Remarkably enough, He leaves very noticeable footprints every few steps as if trying to justify his 'pace'...as if saying that

- "look here, i got no race to run, no deadlines to meet, no chaps to measure up against...i sure got the luckiest job in this entire 'road' you know - To live every single step completely...thats it, to know the road thoroughly for that step for that stretch of time (call it seconds/minutes/hours whatever!)....the best part is am so forgetful - once i've taken "my time" over that step, i actually manage to forget it..to just let it go...and move on ! And somehow (i dunno how, its amazing really) i end up leaving a mark, a distinct impression on the road.."


hmmm...Laziness eh?

Guess its about time we think about catching up with the snail's pace!!!





2 comments:

deepshikha gupta said...

what about
along with snails pacce what about catching up with snails peace

nice one

P.s was just passing by...

Vijayalakshmi Natarajan said...

You must have loads n loads of patience, to catch a snail trail:-).

Cheers...Viji