23.4.09

The Snail Story Again

Well, since I last posted my snail story on 16 Apr, I'd received interesting responses ranging from the clueless to the tickled and to the totally unexpected! I'm amazed at how varied our responses can be! God's creation is indeed diversed!

But this is the way I see it ...

I see the little snail going through a great deal of pain and discomfort, almost breaking his back (if he has one) trying to cross the 'chasm'. He's risking his life just to get over to the other side! Why? What attracts him? Why does he bother? What motivates him?

What if he doesn't find what he saw earlier after crossing over? Will he turn back and try as hard to return home? Though it seems kind of funny to me if he does, there's a sober thought lingering at the back of my mind...

Indecision can be costly and risky! He may not make it the second time round ...

It makes me wonder whether that's exactly what we face in life sometimes. We've thought that something or someone is good for us and strive our best to achieve that goal or get that someone, only to realize that it's not worth the effort, and that what we've left behind isn't that bad afterall. Regrets.

So there, that's just my musing, you don't have to take me seriously. By the way, lest you're wondering, I have no regrets in my life. ;)

5 comments:

Christine said...

Regrets are a difficult thing to live with ....
I too have wanted something so badly, and did unbelievable things to get it, only to find out that it was no good for me to began with .... but this is where we learn our lessons ... Thank God.

Jane said...

Perhaps you can share your lesson with us? :)

Poet said...

Indecision is a waster of time. Thanks for addressing this in such a visual tale!

Jane said...

You're most welcomed :)

- Jan - said...

Great story, great message. Totally loved it :)
Btw, thanks for being my follower. I'm following ur blog too.