Lionel the leaf had a special talent. He collected moisture. All the snails knew this, but, it took a long time to climb the tree to reach Lionel. So, one of the wisest snails said, "Someday, Lionel will fall and when he does, maybe his talent will continue for awhile. I witnessed this with another leaf, I think his name was Richie." As it turned out, the wise snail was correct. Lionel fell and continued to attract moisture just like Richie had. The snails were happy and chanted Lionel, Richie all night long.
Bakersfield, California 2013