In the garden, there's a caterpillar and a snail, and they're basically best friends. They hang out 24/7. They do dinner, movie nights, crafts, oh, and they're, like, really into cosplay on top of, like, whatever else caterpillars and snails do, like, eat leaves or something.
Anyways, one day they're on their way to a party that's right outside the garden, and they have to go through the fence to get there. So the caterpillar goes right through, but the snail is stuck. Her shell is just too big and it won't fit under the wire, so she's like, "Crap! I can't get through! Maybe, like, can you lift up the wire, or maybe we can build a little bridge or something?" And the caterpillar's like, "Dude, just go under." But she can't. There's just no way that the shell is gonna fit.
And the caterpillar's like, "Go under, come on. We're gonna be late, and I'm trying to hook up with that super cute ladybug." But it's not happening. The shell will not fit under the wire, and at this point, Snail's getting kinda frustrated because it's not like she doesn't wanna go to the party, but for some reason, Caterpillar just isn't getting it.
"Yeah...it's not that easy for me. I just can't crawl under the fence like you can, so I would really appreciate your help here. Maybe we can, like, go a different way, or the..." And this just, like, sets the caterpillar off.
"What the heck! Just because I can crawl under stuff doesn't mean that I have it easy. Do you even know what it's like to have 16 feet?! You don't, because finding shoes is a complete nightmare."
「搞什麼!只因為我可以從那玩意底下爬過去不代表對我來說就很容易。妳知道有 16 隻腳是怎樣嗎？!妳不知道，因為找鞋子是場全然的噩夢。」
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, I'm not saying you have it easy. I'm just saying I can't go under the fence because of my shell, that's it. I have a shell and you don't, and there's some stuff that's easier for you that's harder for me, just like, I don't know jack about finding shoes because I don't have feet!"
Caterpillar thinks about this for a second and realizes the snail is right. I mean, he's never had to think about shells or slimy trails, and that's a privilege that the snail has never had because she has to think about that stuff all the time. That's part of being a snail. And it's kind of like that for everyone, right?
I mean, we all have our own struggles and challenges, and some of them are small, and some of them are huge and really unfair and beyond our control. And a lot of the time, it can be hard to see what someone else deals with because you've never been in their shoes...or shell. I mean, like, maybe you're gay, or trans, have a disability, or different religion, or, of course, the obvious one, you're a member of a different race. I don't know what it's like to be you, and you don't know what it's like to be me. So it's really important to stop and try and see the other side so we can help each other overcome those obstacles together. It's like sometimes you're the snail, and sometimes you're the caterpillar.
Oh yeah, okay so, then the snail and the caterpillar figured out that if they went to the other side of the garden, they could get through a little break in the fence. And while it took a little longer to get to the party, they did the trip together, which is what made it so great. So they got to the party. The caterpillar hooked up with the little ladybug. Snail taught everyone how to do the Wobble, and the party was everything.
This video is illustrated by the very talented and lovely Kat Blaque, and written and narrated by yours truly, Chescaleigh. Please check out Kat's channel and don't forget to subscribe. Byeee!
這部影片是由才華洋溢又可愛的 Kat Blaque 繪製，由你真摯的 Chescaleigh 寫下以及配旁白。請看看 Kat 的頻道，還有別忘了訂閱喔。掰掰!