Delicate Little Universes

snails by Vyacheslav Mishchenko

It’s no secret that I love animals, from big to small, furry to feathered, friendly to misunderstood. And when I say ‘animals’, I pretty much mean beings of all shapes and kinds. The really small ones, of course, are a bit of a mystery when it comes to trying to imagine what their worlds are actually like.

Snails, for instance, don’t appear to me to have a very glamorous life. But that doesn’t mean it’s not significant (and that’s why I always try to avoid stepping on them when they’re making their monumental journey across the sidewalk).

And from the looks of these pictures, I might have been wrong about the quality of their life after all. Take a look at the beautiful tiny universe in which these snails live, a photographic journey by Vyacheslav Mishchenko.

Be kind. It’s the simplest – and most powerful thing we can do for one another.