— I sicken a little to think of all the insects I kill when traveling in my car. So I’m extra careful when on foot.
This little fellow – the size of a cherry pit – narrowly escaped death when I rushed up the back step yesterday.
I do tend to pay attention to where my feet will fall, but I was extra vigilant in my foot travels the rest of the day.
And what did I see later at a park but my first toad of the year.
Reminds me of what my friend and sometime-mentor Jasper Carlton said about the pace of life, which was to the effect of, “You can’t really experience or be a part of your environment when you’re traveling through it at high speed.”
If it takes a snail to remind me to slow down, that’s just fine.