How a Garden Snail Taught Me the Meaning of Life

Food and family and feelings of loss

Snail on grass with fantasy-style backlighting
Photo by Basil Smith on Unsplash

It must’ve been 1987, because I think I was six years old.

I remember the atmosphere like it was yesterday, although I’m foggy on the details — I was so young.

The essence of that atmosphere was the scent and feel of recent, heavy rain.

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