There is a restorative magic in nature, if we can slow ourselves to recognize it. When a young woman is bedridden with a lingering illness, a friend’s cheerful gesture of a potted plant brings an unexpected gift – a snail, nestled under its leaves. This lowly, lovely creature provides the focal point that offers meaning to the patient’s life. Delicately and deceptively complex, this short read offers an insight we all know, but in our daily lives forget – everyone and everything has a purpose.

#17 Sound of a wild snail eating