While visiting Grammy and Grandpa's house one evening after there had been some afternoon showers, Lydia and Afton discovered a couple of tiny snails. Lydia brought over a little spiral shell to show me (not actually sure if it was occupied or not) and asked if she could smash it. Smash it?
"No Lydia," I answered, "if you smashed it the snail would cry and cry."
"Mo-om," she answered in a somewhat patronizing tone, "snails can't cry if they're dead."