Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward." - Abraham Lincoln

Experts say the Gulf's marshes, beaches and coastal waters, which nurture a dazzling array of life, could be transformed into killing fields, though the die-off could take months or years and unfold largely out of sight. The damage could be even greater beneath the water's surface, where oil and dispersants could devastate zooplankton and tiny invertebrate communities at the base of the aquatic food chain.


It seems futile, doesn't it?   What can we possibly do to help?   It'll take time, but each small step we take is an important one.    You've probably all heard Loren Eiseley's story of "The Star Thrower," where the little girl tosses sea stars back into the ocean after they wash up on shore.  When asked "why bother, there are hundreds of them along the shore - you can't save them all - it won't make a difference" she responds "it makes a difference to this one."  


We can make a difference.  Please visit Ripple, and see how you can help.

4 comments:

lakhsmita indira said...

yes we can...
this is very nice Michelle.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

When things seems so hopeless it helps to read a message of hope. Thanks!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great post. I just, just learned of this site today. What a great cause. I hope to work on my own ATC this week between projects. Thanks for sharing your contribution.

Jane Grant Tentas said...

I like the way you placed the figures. The little girl in the foreground's expression says it all.