We humans move fast these days...
We drive fast cars, we have hay balers with automatic stacker machines...
We cruise through cyberspace with high bandwith and eat fast food...
We walk fast, we talk fast, we think fast and we love fast...
We want to make fast money and we even drive the lawn mower in fast gear...
But everything in Universe, everthing in Nature takes it's time.
It takes a certain time to grow a plant before you can harvest it.
It takes a certain time for the sun to rise and set.
It takes certain time for a bird to raise it's young till the day they can fly.
It takes a certain time for the seasons to change.
Everthing takes it's time, has it's life span.
When I look around me I see that nothing in Nature is in a hurry.
Look at the life of a stag beetle (Hirschkäfer)...
After 3 to 8 years!!! being a grub, sitting in and eating "dirt", it finally becomes a beetle.
It crawls and flys.
Then, after only 30 days it dies...
And still it doesn't seem to be in a hurry while it IS a beetle.
These snails (there seem to be thousands around our farm) are not in a hurry either.
They just seem to do their thing, whatever that is.
They are only moving around when it's humid and raining.
When it's dry they just "stay" in their houses and sit somewhere.
They patiently wait.
And when it rains they are still not in a hurry.
And that will never change.
We humans NEED to change.
We NEED to have more and we NEED to have it fast.
So we learn how to get "there" FAST.
I wish I were a snail.
(One with a house on the back... you just never know!!)
Snail - teach me how to find my unique and natural pace...