Hypothetical Snail

Soft, slow-moving, and deeply penetrating, Nhat Hanh was described by fellow conference participant Richard Baker-roshi, as “a cross between a cloud, a snail, and a piece of heavy machinery–a true religious presence.”

–from the intro to Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh.  Started reading it last night, finished one chapter, and it’s very good–but so far that’s my favorite quote.

On a side note, I think I will name my (still-hypothetical) cat Snail.  In honor of Thich Nhat Hanh.  And because it’s cute.

It will have to be a stripey cat.


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