Ran across this slug on a fallen apple today. The slug was chomping away at a large void in the apple – probably not all by its own doing, but still… I noticed that the slug, as well as the apple, also had a deep crater in its body.
As I watched, the thought occurred to me that inflicting damage to others inevitably results in damage to yourself. Maybe not a hole in one’s side, but definitely an erosion of the soul, and a hardening – or scarring – of one’s integrity.
I let it be, and let it munch in peace.