It’s hard to photograph a texture, almost as hard as it is to describe a feeling. But this photo from my Englishman demonstrates the harsh rough bark of a tree, on which two snails are attempting to make their way.
Surely that underbelly must rip? And if it does scratch and scuff do the snails feel it?
I’ve never heard a snail complain about their environment, but it doesn’t mean they don’t hurt.
People are like that too. Just look at the people around you. Look carefully at the ones who smile lots and complain little. You’d never know what was truly going on behind their smiles, and the carefully patted down foundation and sweep of lipstick.
I often wonder. Are they hurting on the inside?