"Those that will learn to pray, let them go to sea." - George Herbert Welsh, poet 17th century
I'm thinking of the pristine beaches of northern Florida ...so many memories in my heart ... the kids digging in the sand, building castles, gathering shells, snorkeling and bodysurfing ...the deserted stretch we lucked upon last summer, the squeak of our lone footsteps breaking the surface of the snow-white sand ...
... and then I imagine that beach spattered, ruined with globs of oil, the sea creatures and sea birds dying or dead, scenes reminiscent of the images from the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska in 1989, and it breaks my heart. I'm praying.
Read here for more information on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and a comparison to the Exxon Valdez disaster by the National Wildlife Federation.