"My God, this is terrible," the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, "Why do you look so sad?"
The first wave says, "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't this terrible?"
The second wave says, "No, YOU don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean."
I know of no one that can stand watching an ocean wave and not be moved by the majesty created by the curling foam, the sound and the pure draw felt to the water. We're calmed by the gentle sound of lapping waves, the azur blue and the sensation of free floating in salt water not to mention the flora and fauna that draws people to scuba dive or snorkel in droves. The earth is comprised of 3/4 water and all inter-connected so it is no wonder that we are all connected in some way to the big picture. My favorite parable...individually, we can not stand alone, but collectively, we can make a difference.
Most are unaware, but today is World Oceans Day around the planet. CrazyCris over at Here and There and Everywhere is hosting an oceanic blog-a-thon for people to become more aware of the oceans that connect our planet. Join in and post your thoughts or memories on the beautiful ocean that connects us all in some way, shape or form.
So for today, I'm going to enjoy the the sound of the ocean...put a seashell to my ear as I am mid-continent...and revel in the thought that I am only one, but a large part of the bigger picture.