“They’re my girls–they like me!”

Several weeks ago, when I was visiting with my daughter and three-year-old grandson, we went whale-watching off the coast of New Jersey.  Of course, we didn’t see any whales, but we saw lots of dolphins, and they were magnificent!  So sleek and graceful!  The little one was quite taken with them, and, with a gleam in his eyes and moving his upper extremities to simulate the movement of the dolphins, proclaimed, “They’re my girls–they like me!”  Now, we could just write that proclamation off as a three-year-old’s narcissism–but could it be something more?  I like to think of his words as a sign of the breakthrough in the evolution of consciousness that so many people are talking about.  Is it possible that a tiny little boy is aware of his connection with dolphins?  I think so–and I hope so.  And I hope that awareness doesn’t stop with dolphins!


About aliceatgrace

I'm the Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville, KY. When I came here in August, 2011, I discovered that we have a great asset that was being under-utilized, to say the least. We have a beautiful Chartres labyrinth that was dedicated four years ago, and I decided that I would do all I could to promote the use of it. It's now just post-Easter of 2012, and, about a month ago, it occurred to me that our labyrinth is a symbol of what the future of this church is intended to be. We are people on an ongoing spiritual journey together. We like to ask questions, and we don't always have to have the answers. We are confident that God is leading us into deeper relationships--both with God and with the world around us. We invite you to "come walk with us."
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3 Responses to “They’re my girls–they like me!”

  1. Bete White says:

    Love this story. A lot of depth in those few words of a small child.

  2. Susan Ferguson says:

    Beautiful comment!

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