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Monday, April 02, 2012

A Whale of a Life

Whale Fall (after life of a whale) from Sharon Shattuck on Vimeo.

It's that time of the year again where some of you out there will be going to a church service. Others of you will find yourselves in the middle of an easter egg hunt. And there are those of you may end up doing both :)  I am so aware of how diverse my audience is and I have made a constant effort to appeal to the human spirit and the things we all have in common.  This ingenious short film someone made using cutouts to show what happens to a whale after it goes to that great ocean in the sky.  I thought that it would be the perfect video with a theme that encompasses the idea of death and new life in a way that anybody can relate to.

A whale is one of those creatures whose death is just as significant as its life. Because the body of a whale can sustain organisms for 50 to 75 yrs after its death. It literally becomes an island of life. In death there is life for so many creatures that live in the city. I am in my 30's and it blows my mind that a whale that died the very day I was born is still sustaining life to other organisms at the bottom of the ocean.

 I realize more and more each day that so many things I thought on my life were a beginning when really they were an end. But on the flip side, so many things that I thought were an end are only the beginning.....

"Death is lifes best invention" - Steve Jobs

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