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first things first...If you click on “full size”you can view the PDFmuch larger, it will be morereadable, and these beauti...
a baker’s dozentwelve, or so, excerpts fromthe book, these are the wordsand ideas that impressedme...                    1...
what this is...A baker’s dozen from thebook. These were the wordsor ideas that struck meas particularly well put,or especi...
The photos are by terrificpeople who freely share theirbeautiful work at www.sxc.hu.The number below is thereference numbe...
All statements on thefollowing pages that are notattributed are quoted word-for-word from the book, andthe author...    El...
When the body is rendereduseless, the mind still runslike a bloodhound alongwell-worn trails of neurons,tracking the echoi...
Whereas the future hadonce beckoned with manyintriguing paths, now therewas just one impossible route.So it was into the p...
I was a reminder of all theyfeared: chance, uncertainty,loss, and the sharp edge ofmortality. Those of us withillnesses ar...
There are times whenI wished my viral invaderhad claimed me completely.How much better to live anexhuberant life and thenl...
the snail gets upand goes to bedwith very little fusskobayashi issa1761-1828            1211855 : 9
One evening I put some ofthe withered blossoms inthe dish beneath the pot ofviolets. The snail was awake.It made its way d...
Each evening the snailawoke and, with anastonishing amount of poise,moved gracefully to therim of the pot and peeredover, ...
In the fourth century BC,in the History of Animals,Aristotle noted that snail teethare “sharp and small, anddelicate.” My ...
While homo sapiens haveinternal mucus, and moreof it than we realize, it’s theextravagant nature of thegastropod to be com...
If we Homo Sapiens thoughtwe were in charge of theplanet, here was clearevidence to the contrary.The humble snail and its ...
The sentence that bestexpresses a snail’s wayof life: “The right thing todo is to do nothing, theplace to do it in a place...
What majesty is in a creepingsnail, what reflection, whatearnestness, what timidity,and yet at the same timewhat firm conf...
Humanity is exaltednot because we areso far above otherliving creatures, butbecause knowing themwell elevates the veryconc...
The End 1265717           more info >
all background images from www.sxc.hu                                        1026752
find me here...http://about.me/don.nissenDon NissenColumbus, Indiana             447581
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Bailey Wild Snail Book excerpts

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Excerpts from the book The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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Bailey Wild Snail Book excerpts

  1. 1. first things first...If you click on “full size”you can view the PDFmuch larger, it will be morereadable, and these beautifulphotos will look spectacular.You are also welcome todownload it.So, now, please...click “full”479293
  2. 2. a baker’s dozentwelve, or so, excerpts fromthe book, these are the wordsand ideas that impressedme... 1340057
  3. 3. what this is...A baker’s dozen from thebook. These were the wordsor ideas that struck meas particularly well put,or especially intriguing.Gratefully, a well-writtenbook, like this one, can sendyour mind wandering tointeresting new places, and,when it does, you want totell everyone, “You just gotta’read this!”So, this is my own uniqueway of doing just that. Hopeyou enjoy... 1032565
  4. 4. The photos are by terrificpeople who freely share theirbeautiful work at www.sxc.hu.The number below is thereference number for thephoto on that page.The second number is thepage number where youcan find the quote (in thehardback). sxc number > 220233
  5. 5. All statements on thefollowing pages that are notattributed are quoted word-for-word from the book, andthe author... Elisabeth Tova Bailey [ image from dust jacket ] 1026752
  6. 6. When the body is rendereduseless, the mind still runslike a bloodhound alongwell-worn trails of neurons,tracking the echoingquestions: the confusedfamily of whys, whats, andwhens, and their impossiblydistant kin how. 917984 : 5
  7. 7. Whereas the future hadonce beckoned with manyintriguing paths, now therewas just one impossible route.So it was into the past, with itsrich sedimentary layers, thatmy mind would go instead. 1239412 : 11
  8. 8. I was a reminder of all theyfeared: chance, uncertainty,loss, and the sharp edge ofmortality. Those of us withillnesses are the holders ofthe silent fears of those withgood health. 1209370 : 39
  9. 9. There are times whenI wished my viral invaderhad claimed me completely.How much better to live anexhuberant life and thenleave as one exits a party,simply opening a door andstepping out. 1075815:131
  10. 10. the snail gets upand goes to bedwith very little fusskobayashi issa1761-1828 1211855 : 9
  11. 11. One evening I put some ofthe withered blossoms inthe dish beneath the pot ofviolets. The snail was awake.It made its way down the sideof the pot and investigatedthe offering with great interestand then began to eat one ofthe blossoms. A petal startedto disappear at a barelydiscernible rate. I listenedcarefully. I could hear iteating. 781810 : 12
  12. 12. Each evening the snailawoke and, with anastonishing amount of poise,moved gracefully to therim of the pot and peeredover, surveying, once again,the strange country thatlay ahead. Pondering itscircumstances with a regalair, as if from the turret of acastle, it waved its tentaclesfirst this way and then that,as though responding to adistant melody. 1085851
  13. 13. In the fourth century BC,in the History of Animals,Aristotle noted that snail teethare “sharp and small, anddelicate.” My snail possessedaround 2,640 teeth, so I’dadd the word plentiful toAristotle’s description. 1087055 : 49
  14. 14. While homo sapiens haveinternal mucus, and moreof it than we realize, it’s theextravagant nature of thegastropod to be completelycoated externally. 1147461 : 69
  15. 15. If we Homo Sapiens thoughtwe were in charge of theplanet, here was clearevidence to the contrary.The humble snail and its clanhave a far older, and stickier,foothold on the earth than wemore recent creatures. 1070190:90
  16. 16. The sentence that bestexpresses a snail’s wayof life: “The right thing todo is to do nothing, theplace to do it in a placeof concealment, and thetime to do it is as often aspossible.” Tony Cook, The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs 1192999:116
  17. 17. What majesty is in a creepingsnail, what reflection, whatearnestness, what timidity,and yet at the same timewhat firm confidence! Surelya snail is an exalted symbolof mind slumbering deeplywithin itself. Lorenz Oken, late 19th century German naturalist 1026752
  18. 18. Humanity is exaltednot because we areso far above otherliving creatures, butbecause knowing themwell elevates the veryconcept of life. Edward O. Wilson, 1984, Biophilia 1034598:159
  19. 19. The End 1265717 more info >
  20. 20. all background images from www.sxc.hu 1026752
  21. 21. find me here...http://about.me/don.nissenDon NissenColumbus, Indiana 447581

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