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Angel Rand
since 09-04-99
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London UK, and Zurich Switzerl

0 posted 12-01-1999 01:43 AM       View Profile for Angel Rand   Email Angel Rand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel Rand

Got this through email and thought it was lovely. Hope it's ok to post it here
Hugs Angel


Along the coast of the vast Atlantic ocean there lived an old man. Each day when the tide went out he would make his way along the beach for miles.
Another man who lived not far away would occasionally watch as he vanished into the distance and later notice that he had returned.
The neighbor also noticed that, as he walked, the old man would often stoop down to lift something from the sand and threw in into the ocean. By the time the old man made his next stop the neighbor had come near enough to see that he was picking up a starfish which had been stranded by the retreating tide and would, of course, die of dehydration before the tide returned. As the old man turned to return it to the ocean, the neighbor called out with a degree of mockery in his voice, "Hey, old timer! What are you doing? This beach goes on for hundreds of miles, and thousands of starfish get washed up every day! Surely you don't think that throwing a few back is going to matter."
The old man listened and paused for a moment, then held the starfish in his hand out toward his neighbor, "It matters to this one."
Jeff Ostrander
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1 posted 12-01-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, this is lovely, Angel. Thanks for sharing this. It does matter to that one. So many times we do nothing thinking we can only do a little, help so few. But those few that we can help-they are enough for us to make the effort. I thank you again for sharing this.


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2 posted 12-05-1999 01:12 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh wow...what a cool story! Thank you for sharing it !! I think I'll pass it on to others, very good!!

- - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF

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3 posted 12-06-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

It is indeed beautiful Angel, thanks for sharing it with us      What is important to one should be at least understood by others  

 The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there IS to celebrate.
(Daughter of Mystery)

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