The sun is high with not a cloud in the sky… I’m ready for some adventuring.
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. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. 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 sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
“… there’s a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the nether-lands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out.”
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.
And when imagination knocks… Open the door.
As the seasons come and go, here’s something you might like to know … There are fairies everywhere under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around, in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature’s things, you might just see a fairy’s wing.”