Sunday, 20 May 2012

Herbert The Snail Strikes A Pose

A few weeks back, while we were burning some brush, this little snail caught my eye.  Needless to say, I had to stop and watch him go.  They really are quite a pretty creature.

He brought to mind a little song that my Mom would sing to us when we were little and used to get impatient for things.  I can't remember all the words, but it went something like this:

When Herbert was a little Snail,
He often got in trouble.
Forgetting that he was a snail,
He did things on the double.

Crash through every spiders web,
With crickets he'd collide.
Then one day his Father took his speeding son aside.
He said:

Have patience.  
Have patience.
Don't be in such a hurry.
When you get impatient,
You only start to worry.  

That God is patient too,
And think of all the times
when others had to wait for you.