It's been a long time since I sat and looked at a snail. Got down on my haunches and waited patiently for it to poke it's head out if its shell. So long in fact I can't remember the last time I did it. Or ever doing it at all in fact.
The blessing of spending time with very young children in nature is they notice the small things. All the tiny details. They are alive to all the things in the world and they are curious about them. And they have endless time in which to sit and gaze at a snail.
Go spend some time with small children and experience endless time. Warning: side effects include increased wonder and appreciation.