Thursday, January 28, 2010


This came in my email from a dear dear friend who has kept me afloat and helped me get through this tangled mess. So beautiful, I share it with all of you who are the "divers" in this story. You know who you are:

This story was passed on to me from a dear friend and I
had to share it with you since I thought you might appreciate it :)

Love you,

The Whale Said "Thank You"

If you read a recent front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have
read about a female humpback whale that 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, and a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the
Golden Gate area) 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. She was thanking them! 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


RENEE said...

What a beautiful story!! Having met some of you nudgers Jenna, you are blessed. I believe life full circle, and do unto are one of the greatest nudgers yourself, ever since you were a little girl. May God continue to bless you with those wonderful nudgers and thank you for even being a nudger to me....
Peace and Joy to you today.

Melisa said...

An incredible story! And to think that she didn't miss the divers who focused mainly on freeing the parts she couldn't even see! Many people in our lives may very well be hidden but they are there doing their part --in prayer, in thoughts, in support of a cure -- but they are there.

bigslamgyrl said...

Wow, what a great story. I would love to meet this Dida of yours, she always sounds so awesome.

I love you.