Saturday, January 16, 2010

Encouragement to all who help animals

Starfish Poem

Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean to do his
writing. He had a habit of walking on the
beach before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore.
As he looked down the beach, he saw a
human figure moving like a dancer.

So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a
young man and the young man wasn't
dancing, but instead he was reaching
down to the shore, picking up something
and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out, "Good
morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused, looked up and replied,"Throwing
starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing
starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't
throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't
possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely. Then
bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it
into the ocean, past the breaking waves and said -
"It made a difference for that one."

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