Thursday, March 03, 2011


If you read a recent front page story of the San
Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback
whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and
lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that
caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of
yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a
line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside
the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help.
Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so
bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like
joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a
time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their
lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were
following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be
surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things
that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and
receiving gratitude.

1 comment:

Kat said...

This is just beautiful.
i'd like to links to it from my blog and that is ok with you?

Also read your post about the accident.
Glad you are all ok, sweetie.
How is the mending going?