Meet my friend Lyonel and his pet snail. Lyonel is by far my most magical friend. Many years ago, he was born in a remote village in Scotland during the times before it joined the Kingdom of England. No one knows why, but when Lyonel died the first time he did not vanish like mere mortals would (and most of us likely will). His spirit came back in the body of a horse. Then the horse died and Lyonel was reborn as a human. It was miraculous and unexplainable. Even more fascinating, he remembered his life as a horse. So Lyonel published the book “My Life As A Horse.” And so it began: the long alternating sequence between being born a man and by being born an animal. Lyonel has written “My Life As A Saint Bernard”, “My Life As A Swan”, “My Life As An Orangutan”, and “My Life As A Sparrow.” I met Lyonel in his present lizard form. Is it strange that he keeps a pet? Lyonel claims that his snail might come back as human someday perhaps to write an epic “My Life As Lyonel's Pet”. Perhaps. This world holds more mysteries than we can know. For now, I enjoy the company of this dapper gentle-lizard. You could too.