301. the tortoise in the woods

the tortoise awoke from a dream to find himself in the woods. lost and alone, he wandered until he saw the most beautiful sight, a fresh head of lettuce.

he raced toward the lettuce, and hours later, he reached it. he stretched out his neck to take a bite, but the moment his lips touched the lettuce, it vanished.

and the woods around him changed.

and he set out to find the lettuce again.

(play the tortoise trails: a #zen game.)