Like the turtle
cautious and slow;
we need a safe shell
when it’s time to lie low.
This entry was posted on April 2, 2012 by Robyn Lee. It was filed under Spring 2012 and was tagged with African Turtle, introspection, privacy, refuge, restore, retreat, shell.
April 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Thanks Julie… he’s actually a friendly guy — and like the ladies – but when he’s in need of that “alone time” – he goes for it! Need to take lessons:)
April 3, 2012 at 12:32 AM
we can always learn from our friends in the natural world 🙂
April 3, 2012 at 1:05 AM
So very true Jane!
April 3, 2012 at 1:06 AM
I envy him. 🙂
April 3, 2012 at 1:56 AM
I know Eremophia! Major advantage to have a built in ‘peaceful place’ to go when needed:)
April 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM
My grandmother was Italian, one day she told me: If you are going slowly, you can go far.
Your words made me remember my grandmother.
April 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM
1cruzdelsur – Such a great anecdote from your Grandma! Wise words. So glad my post could promote this memory for you today:) So welcome!
April 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM
love the turtle sometimes I wish I had that strong of an exterior
April 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM
thanks nancy! Guess we have stronger shells than we realize sometimes.
April 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM
I love that quote and also the photo
April 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Thanks Renee! Thrilled you liked it:)
love the monotone and message….slowing down…my mantra too these days…:)
April 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Thanks Meryl – yes, monotone seemed appropriate for the mood here. Slowing down is good – great mantra!
April 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM
I have a little totem of a turtle that I keep in my pocket, who reminds me to be comfortable in all circumstances and luxuriate in a feeling of timelessness. Take it slow, friend, he reminds me! Great photo!!
April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Awww – erran – that is completely wonderful. I love the idea of a totem reminder turtle in your pocket. Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad you liked the post!
April 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM
April 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Your photo & quote remind me to slow down, take deep breathes and just BE.
It’s been a little stressful around my place lately….
April 6, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Know what you mean Victoria! Glad the post could serve as a reminder this way!
April 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM
This guy is so majestic… and your sepia treatment makes it look like something Darwin photographed on some south sea island!
April 6, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Oh my – Darwin – really? How cool Ivy – thank you!! He is pretty majestic at that:)
April 6, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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