Most of my good deeds have involved people, but I do try to be kind to animals, as well. I’ve fed, watered and walked the pets of friends and family members. Once, I even adopted a visiting pigeon I named Rusty (long story).
This may sound strange, but out of all creatures great and small, I’ve always felt a strong connection to whales, for some reason. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to see them in the wild a few times — even close enough to touch — an incredibly thrilling and life-affirming experience, can’t really explain it. I’m a water-bearer sign (Aquarius), so maybe I was a pod member in a former life.
So when I heard this story of an incredible act of kindness toward a whale on the radio this morning, I was moved to tears. I think you will be too.
It’s the tale of a group of divers who band together to try to free a whale trapped in a tangle of fishing line, crab traps and nets off the coast of California.
Let me know what you think!