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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Snail run

I run like a snail. "It's ok, just carry on!" I say to myself. And as an affirmation (doesn't happen often, so it's a nice fluke) I actually saw a snail 3 times this week! On the exact same spot! Oh ok, roughly the same spot.. this guy gets about 2 inches ahead each day. Not sure where he is headed.. I guess to the right?


Sometimes the going is really tough. And it's all very easy to say "Ya, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.." Easier said than done. I am the one who is running!! But just when I start to wallow in self-pity along comes Snail-esh! I saw him on Friday, then again on Sunday and now again today. He's one tough guy!! He has moved less than a foot in the last 5 days. But does he stop? Does he give up and turn back? Nope! You can actually see from the trail of those "wet" (what are those for God's sake?) spots behind him... and none in front, that he stays focused straight ahead!! Slow and steady he trudges on. He doesn't stop, doesn't give up. And what if I had run over the poor guy?!!! He is tiny enough that I could have crushed him in the dark!! I guess Snailesh Dada has more than just determination on his side.. He believes no one will crush him whether inadvertently or.. um.. advertently. I guess there is something to his positivity.

I just have to give it to Snailesh! Stay focused, determined and positive! We will get there!

Cheerio and thanks for reading!

13 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

You said it right, snail or not, stay focused and that is what matters. I keep telling myself that I have to get up from the couch and get away from laptop and get on my feet to take a walk if not a run, but I still need to gather some more will-power, I guess.

indosungod said...

I like the snail :) You think its the same one?

SS blogs here said...

I hear you Priya. It's hard to push aside the computer! With all that typing atleast our fingers must be getting strong! ;)

SS blogs here said...

Indo, it almost certainly is the same chap. On Sunday when I took the pic I kind of "marked" the spot with some dirt (you can actually see it in the pic beyond the snail) so that I can roughly check out his progress. And today he was still near that same bit of dirt.. just about 2 inches further along his way (the movement probably means he's alive, just agonizingly slow). :D

Sayali said...

Hey this is so true ..each small and focused step will surely lead you to you destiny

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Nice clicks n interesting post

SS blogs here said...

Thanks, Sayali and Niloufer!

Sushma Mallya said...

so true :)....if u focus of each step it will surely lead to ur destiny but even more important is believing in urself ..if u firmly believe tht u can do it...U will surely suceed in anything and everything ....like the snail:)...thts my belief

SS blogs here said...

Thanks, Sushma.. you are right! Stay positive! :)

Soma said...

focussed. I think we need to learn from the snailish dada ;-) may be he is enjoying life too, relaxed and not rushing around all day getting nothing accomplished !

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

SS blogs here said...

Lol, Soma.. I agree.. Snailesh Dada is one talkative fellow with much wise advice! Haha.. :D

Cham said...

Nice click! R u a nature lover? U re a good observer!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Cham.. I didn't used to notice much before. But recently someone pointed out to me that even in big and busy cities there are a lottt of tiny birds and animals that we just don't notice. Then I started noticing them! Even ordinary crows and sparrows have very funny characteristics, they play, they fight.. it's actually quite interesting to observe! :)

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