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Sniper
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   Posted 8/25/2008 3:05 AM (GMT -7)   
 Despite the constant rain from Fay, the misguided tropical storm, my wife was determined to be outside Sunday and asked me to bend some hangers for the pots in her small greenhouse . It was cool for a change with the rain pouring on the roof. I bent the hangers and as she tended her orchids I noticed a small snail shell between two bolt heads on the corner post. Curious, I tried to remove it, but it was wedged so tightly it was all I could to to free it without breaking its fragile shell. Now, just how does a snail get into such a bind. Surely it was not going so fast that it jammed it's shell between the bolts. Why then did it perish is such a way ? Try as I may, I could not recall ever seeing a snail back up. Upon running into an undesirable situation a snail recoils into its shell and then changes course, left or right . But this snail had not run head long into a bad situation, it had made a very bad choice in course . On close examination I could see where the width of its track had widened after its shell had jammed. Try as it may, it could not change course . I felt sorry for the tiny mullusk but I drew a parallel with it and our dealing with crohns. Sometimes when we get into a bind we just forge ahead with all our might. We try this way and that way to get free but do we ever consider backing up? A few steps back would give us a better view of the problem. A few steps back and we would not be so much in the middle ,that we could not see another path. A few steps back could make the difference we need to be on our way to better life. Perhaps the tiny snail did not die in vain.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


gachrons
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   Posted 8/25/2008 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi If we stepped back we'd be stepping in a puddle of dung. Good insight though I think we do try to retrace our steps sometimes by beating ourselves up with what we eat. Learning and getting ahead is our plan now. lol gail
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Sniper
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   Posted 8/25/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Gachrons,,,dont you wear your rubber overshoes ???? sometimes I need hip boots..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


gachrons
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   Posted 8/25/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope feet are too sore for the rubber boots but I used to be a good puddle jumper. Never wore hip waders a person might get stuck in them with all that seepage. So you been busy helping the wife with her flowers. Sure glad to know your staying in tune with nature. I have peacock orchids. Sounds lke your wife is a garden lover. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes she is and anything she wants to do is just fine with me. I build green houses, make pot hangers and trellis, till gardens and plant whatever she wants to plant. Even grow muscadines and make wine, when I can keep the birds, squirrels, possums ,coons and jays away long enough to pic any. This year we got two grapes, one for each of us, the critters ate the rest. But she loves her orchids and flower beds the most. I like to grow what I can eat..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


humboldtmom
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I really like your observation, but I have to be careful not to get upset about wanting to go back and do things over, some things can't be undone and we just have to let go. But looking at them from a different angle sure can help. It's so nice of you to feed the critters, I'm sure they love your garden. One year I planted lettuce and as the leaves sprouted the birds nibbled them right down to the ground, didn't get any for us! And the bug man told us that possums think snails are like caviar, so the little guy was just part of the food chain in one respect, and so much more in another!

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/26/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
too deep for 5 am......


however what if the dang snail got what was coming to him? like he ate to many of her plants then stopped to sleep between the screws and grew to large to move out? serves him right!
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Sniper
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Rando, I knew you could put things in another prespective. Now VV will come along and say the darn little snail was tired of living in the same old shell and did its self in, between the bolts. Went nuts as it were. I though of that already. Perhaps he was a dare devil ,,Evil Mollusk,, that tried to jump his shell from one bolt over to the other with no safety net and crashed and burned in between. Maybe he was demented and forgot he was a snail. Rolling along saying to himself," rumble rumble, I'm a tank." only to find himself caught between a bolt and a hard place. Maybe he did not die in the crash but instead abandoned his life in a shell to wander the world as a slug. It does not matter, I threw the shell out and my duck ate it.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Sniper
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   Posted 8/28/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Geeeee, this is becoming a tough room..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


gachrons
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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sniper you are so funny .Us gardeners are getting envious of all the garden help your wife is getting. Maybe the darn snail had no brains and just did what everything does when it's roving around . As long as it's not taking over your toilet seat your doing good . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


randynoguts
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   Posted 8/28/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
sniper, i was kinda waiting for VV or snohare to chime in. surely they have snails in scotland and even iowa.
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