|Let your journey begin into a little corner of the world that I call "Quiltie's". Enjoy!|
I awoke early, as I often did, just before the sunrise, to walk by the
ocean's edge and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty
dawn, I focused on a faint, far away motion. I saw a youth bending
and reaching and flailing arms, dancing on the beach, no doubt, in
celebration of the perfect day soon to begin.
As I approached, I sadly realized the youth was not dancing to the
day, but rather bending to sift through the debris left by the night's
tide, stopping now and then to pick up a starfish, and then standing,
to heave it back into the sea. I asked the youth the purpose of the
effort. "The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach; they
cannot return by themselves," the youth replied. "When the sun
rises, they will die, unless I throw them back to the sea." As the
youth explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, stretching
in both directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in
numbers beyond calculation. The hopelessness of the youth's plan
became clear to me and I countered, "But there are more starfish on
the beach than you can ever save before the sun is up. Surely you
cannot expect to make a difference." The youth paused briefly to
consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish, and threw it as far as
possible. Turning to me, the youth simply said, "I made a difference
to that one."
and that is the way of my world .....
making the world a better place ...
one quilt at a time ...
Making the world a better place - The Fishy Quilt
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