A Monologue Worth Sharing

I’d like to make an addition to the post yesterday. It’s too bad I didn’t find this out before, it would have been really cool to add in this quote. I hope it makes as much sense to whoever is reading this as it made perfect sense to me.

When I was a boy there was a great storm, and thousands of starfish were washed up on the beach. I saw a beautiful little girl running up and down the beach, frantically throwing the starfish back into the water. I said to her: “What’s the use? You’ll never be able to save them all. It won’t make any difference.” She held up a starfish and said: “it makes a difference to this one.”

And she was right. It did make a difference to that one, and all the others she managed to save. And it made a difference to her too. Because she was making a connection with another living thing. She was connected to all those starfish she saved. She connected with me. And making connections is really the only time you’re truly alive. Isn’t it?

Any takers on where this quote came from?

One thought on “A Monologue Worth Sharing

  1. Eddie Murphy in “Holy Man”. Nice quote. Glad there are more people out there who think that doing the right thing is good in and of itself. Keep writing.

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