"Slow" seems to be the word of the moment. Slow food, slow living. I can appreciate the need for some slowness, but I'm one of those people who doesn't need any encouragement to be slow. I like being slow. I need help speeding up most times.
If 2010 was the year of the bird, and 2011 the year of the owl, perhaps 2012 will be the year of the snail.