Most people are unaware of this, but snails actually love listening to stories. Take a book, go outside and start reading out loud. It might take a while, but don't give up. Sooner or later they will come and listen.
This is a big mystery, since snails don't really have any hearing.
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It reminds me of Neverending Story a bit.
Snails do deserve more credit. They're full of wisdom, if you just pay attention to their special ways of communicating it! Slugs aren't as wise, but that's okay. They have other qualities.
Hmm, maybe they like the continous vibration of human speaking. I know animals who are familiar with humans feeling peacefull if humans speak steadily(it means everything is okay, no preadors around, everything is fine).
Have you seen Snail Siesta by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law? I have a print of it on my wall and your painting reminds me of it. I think you'll like it if you haven't already seen it.