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A Whale Of A Story

"All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.” - Herman Melville, Moby Dick.

A friend of mine from the States e-mailed this to me, and I thought it was worth sharing with everyone.


http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/whalethanks.asp

The Whale




If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.

She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the
FarraloneIslands(outside the Golden Gate) and radioed
an environmental group for help.

Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her ...





a very dangerous proposition.


One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.


They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.


When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.


She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed gently around - she thanked them.

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.


The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.


May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate .


To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.


And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.



I pass this on to you, my friend, in the same spirit.

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1) Has anyone else been having all sorts of problems lately uploading pictures to Blogger?

2) I see the symbols <3 all over the place, esp. in MySpace. At the risk of asking a really stupid question, what does it mean?

PEACE.



By the logic that this

:- )

is a smile, I think that this

<3

is a heart. Or possibly a bum.

Thank you! That makes total sense, and it's so obvious once you know ;-)

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