This card pretty much sums up the plot of my psychological thriller The Silver Tattoo: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Tattoo-Laura-Treacy-Bentley-ebook/dp/B00C5K2542/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-2&qid=1419695919
Nautilus. Ever growing, ever changing. Once it grows a new, larger chamber it cannot go back to the previous ones; they no longer fit. It has no choice but to move on. Still, the old chambers are still part of them. Just as we are forced to move through life. Our past still stands and affects who we are today.
The symbol of the Wise Woman tradition is a spiral. A spiral is a cycle as it moves through time.A spiral is movement around and beyond a circle, always returning to itself, but never at exactly the same place. Spirals never repeat themselves.... ~Susun Weed