My simple wish for World Ocean Day

by Rebecca A. Watson on June 8, 2010

in attention, love, magic, outdoors, travel


A little girl and her ocean

Today is World Ocean Day, and I think this day is particularly important given the recent events in the Gulf of Mexico. Apart from the fact that it’s World Ocean Day, I was inspired to write this post because of a blogger who, like me, wasn’t really sure how to put her sadness about this event into words.

So, failing at expressing all of the emotions and helplessness I feel while watching a mega for-profit oil company scramble unsuccessfully to stop the overwhelming flow of crude (an appropriate word, yes?) into our precious oceans..I decided to look more closely at what I can do…and what we, as people who are unified in horror, can do in our own lives to have a teensy, yet never insignificant, effect.

I encourage you to read more.

The thing I want everyone who reads this to do is simple. Take one moment (or thirty seconds or a breath or whatever) and send this message to the creatures of the ocean:

How you send this message is entirely up to you. Send it out as a prayer. Sing a song. Send out the vibes. Talk to some spawning salmon if you can get them to listen.

“I know you were planning on visiting the Gulf o’ Mehico for vacation, but there’s this really great bay right outside of Hong Kong that you might like. I hear the weather’s better and the locals are super friendly.”

I think if the sea creatures had other options and knew about the ugly mess in the Gulf, they’d probably swim for other waters, even if it meant changing their vacation plans or possible starvation. In fact, they might even end up saying “Thanks for the adventure.” *fingers crossed*

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

MeAgain June 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Seems we are feeling the same thing today. Great minds and all. I’ll take a breath, make a wish and say a prayer just ask you suggested.



Ms. Becca June 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks lady. Feel the <3


ivan June 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

You have such a big heart surrounded with humor and sprinkled with creativity. 😉


Ms. Becca June 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Awwww thank you 🙂


Gina SuuperG Stark June 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Beautiful…I am honored that my literary flailing resonated with you. I am also touched and yes, even heartened. I shall send a dance prayer during class tonight. Bliss you. Gina


Ms. Becca June 9, 2010 at 12:20 am

Yay for the dance prayer. It’s like a double-whammy!


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