A lighter note!!

posted March 19th, 2010 by Janet Graham - Leave a Comment

This past weekend, I read a sweet little book by Lynne Cox called “Grayson”.  The liner notes describe it well. 


“This captivating bestseller tells the true story of a miraculous encounter between a teenage girl and a baby whale off the coast of California. It was the dark of early morning; Lynne was swimming her last half mile back to the pier after a long workout when she became aware that something was swimming with her. The ocean was charged with energy as if a squall was moving in; whatever it was felt large enough to be a white shark coursing beneath her body.

In fact, it was a baby gray whale following alongside her. Lynne quickly realized that if she swam back to the pier, the young calf would follow her to shore and die from collapsed lungs. But if Lynne didn’t find the mother whale, the baby would suffer from dehydration and starve to death.


Something so enormous – the mother whale would be at least fifty feet long – suddenly seemed very small in the vast Pacific Ocean. How could Lynne possibly find her?


This is the story – part mystery, part magical tale – of what happened.”


What I found particularly wonderful about reading this book were the gems sprinkled throughout it. I will share only one with you, the first one I found which resonated very strongly with me.  There were others and finding this first one made finishing this tale quite compelling; I wanted to see whether I would find others, as well as, find out whether the story had a happy ending.  This was the first gem.


“Sometimes it’s the process of doing that makes things clear. If we don’t start, we never know what could have  been. Sometimes the answers we find while searching are better or more creative than anything we could ever have imagined before.”


Have a wonderful day!! Spring is in the air and officially begins tomorrow!!

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