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The Starfish Story
Based on the story *_The Star Thrower_ by Loren Eisley…*

A young wahini was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean.

She had been doing this for some time when an old man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said.

Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea.

Bringing Aloha to The Valley of The Sun…..

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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    We can all make a difference…………………….

  • margaretfraser
    margaretfraserover 4 years ago

    how lovely

  • mahalo wahini………nice of you to stop in and comment………
    aloha to my island dreams…………..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 4 years ago

    oh, kj…..you have outdone yourself on this one! i have always LOVED that story and now…this painting….straight to the heart, my friend…..we CAN all make a difference…and you certainly do your part…in a big way…..mahalo….

  • He me iki ia…………….~Its a small thing…~
    I know what you mean……..I appreciate your kind aloha always………

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • I have told this story to faculties and students many times when I was asked to be an inspirational speaker………..during my career……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    I haven’t come across that particular story before, but now I won’t forget it – KJ this is such a beautiful and loving painting!!

  • mahalo wahini…………it is a truly inspirational story………..One we should all identify with………….
    aloha wahini………

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelover 4 years ago

    So you have been throwing starfish back into the sea.. :oP just kidding

    Just love that blue cloudy sky, beautiful work as always :o)

  • when you see a starfish toss it back………..into the kai………
    mahalo wahini………..now get out there and use spf45

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • always with aloha wahini……….

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelover 4 years ago

    Do you know how cold it is here..only +12 degrees!!!

  • brrrrrrrrr…….it is +35 degrees here…………..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelover 4 years ago

    Nice!

  • and that……. I just noticed is in the shade……….
    I’m goin back to work
    have an aloha day wahini,……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    All your images of late are speaking to me in a very interesting way….well done again KJ…

  • yeah..me too……..
    mahalo wahini,……………..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • JaniceMachado
  • aloha wahini………..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

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