Today I Want to Have the Strength, Determination & Courage of a Slug, THIS Slug
Yes, today I want to have the strength, determination and courage of a slug, this slug.
When I woke up this morning (apparently I’m having a tough time being a nice being in the morning lately – there must be something I can learn from that) I remembered that I have NO milk in the fridge and I had forgotten to text The Boy (the offending milk drinker shown left sleeping under quilt and inquiring dog head) to ask him to pick some up on the way home from the Show last night. Grrr. I thought about waking him up to force him to go to the store with me as punishment (irrational, I know, I know) but I let him sleep.
Today, The Boy has the strength, determination and speed of your Average Everyday Slug—and who can blame him? He’s 17. This was the first week of school. AND he saw 10 bands play last night and probably hardcore two-stepped the night away. It’s an exhausting life!
But today, I want to have the strength, determination and courage of This Slug, he is my inspiration. Why him? Because This Slug rode with me all the way to the store and back. I wonder what he was thinking about (do slugs think???) during the wild 8 mile ride?
And how did he get up there??? How did he hold on at speeds of up to 55 mph? Does slug slime wash away with the rain or will I even remember to worry about it? Why can’t I eat just ONE Skinny Cow ice cream bar?
“Regardless of the name a person uses for the Infinite Force that holds us together, it is the source of our miraculous, unpredictable creativity and our dignity.” -Ashok Gangadean. “Towards a Culture of Peace,” Elixir Magazine, Autumn 2007