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A long journey

What if when you journeyed, the road only appeared after you? I guess that's the case for explorers--they create paths behind them. So, snails and slugs are explorers.

... Also, when you see a slug's silvery path, you expect some amazingly lovely creature must have made it.

"And you'd be right," says a self-confident slug, maybe blushing a little that you should reach such a flattering conclusion.

shining trail


almost across the Great Hard Waste



more travelers




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amaebi
Jul. 19th, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
What do slugs make of earthworms, I wonder?
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
chthonic deities?
amaebi
Jul. 19th, 2015 12:43 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about those damp days when earthworms go out for constitutionals, and slugs might meet them aboveground. Though I suppose they could seem like emerged chthonic deities then....
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Strangers from strange lands, for sure.
cmcmck
Jul. 19th, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
Even the snail
Leaves a stardust trail

:o)
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful--thank you for sharing that!
cmcmck
Jul. 20th, 2015 06:50 am (UTC)
I wish I could remember where I got it from, as I have to admit that it isn't mine.
yamamanama
Jul. 19th, 2015 01:35 pm (UTC)
Sea slugs are very beautiful creatures.

For that matter, I wonder what land slugs make of them.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
Sea slugs must be like mermaids or fairies for land slugs.
xjenavivex
Jul. 19th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
Onward
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
just a little farther to the soft, damp green.
xjenavivex
Jul. 19th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for being a traveling companion.
asakiyume
Jul. 20th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
It takes two--thanks for coming along <3
sartorias
Jul. 19th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
That's a nifty concept, the road after.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
It would be interesting if we left a trail of all the places we'd been to, and people could follow it back into our (geographical) pasts.
sartorias
Jul. 19th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes!
pinkroo
Jul. 19th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
this made me smile :) thanks!
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! Your icon made *me* smile.
duccio
Jul. 19th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
One goes this way, another goes some other way; all wanting to get somewhere else, every day, all life long. Just like us. Slugs and humans.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
Moving. Going. Yup, us and the slugs--not any different, in that respect.
heliopausa
Jul. 20th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
Hurry, slug, hurry! It's dangerous out there! (Which I guess makes them even more venturesome explorers.)
asakiyume
Jul. 20th, 2015 12:49 pm (UTC)
These guys are the Edmund Hillarys of the slug world, maybe. (hmmm, so who are the Tenzing Norgays, I wonder)
heliopausa
Jul. 21st, 2015 05:12 am (UTC)
The snails are the ones actually carrying something on their backs!

(But that - shame! - is just a smartypants reply; of course Tenzing Norgay was a member of the expedition, not a porter.)
khiemtran
Jul. 20th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
One of our neighbours told us a story of how, when she was a little girl, someone (her parents) told her the fairies had left her a present in the garden, at the end of a silver thread. She followed the thread in great excitement, but you can guess what she found at the end...
asakiyume
Jul. 20th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
If the parents had been *really* cruel, they would have told her that good children see a fairy and bad children see a slug. As it is, maybe they were just trying to get her excited about slugs? Maybe not the best method :-P
pdlloyd
Jul. 24th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Even here in the desert, it's sometimes possible to find a snail or a slug after a heavy rainfall. But, I see them only rarely.
asakiyume
Jul. 24th, 2015 12:14 pm (UTC)
I'd never particularly noticed them before, though I'm sure I've seen them.
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