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Friday, May 16, 2014

Holding Hands so we Don't Float Away

I learned a little fact today. . .I probably learned it before, maybe several times, but it made it's way out of my mind with a bazillion other school-year facts.

Did you know that sea otters hold hands while they sleep so that they don't float away from each other?

I've seen pictures and there's even a YouTube video (several, actually, see one here), and it's a pretty darn cute phenomenon.  Adorable, actually.

But it's more than that, too.  It's how they survive and keep community.

I love that image.  I love that concept.

And I guess I'm not so different.

I'm blessed to have a world-wide web of connections and support and 'hand holders.'  As I have walked through marriage and children and loss and infertility and a brain injury and all sorts of joys and trials, it's been crucial to me to have close friends and family to cling to as the waves (both highs and lows) have rolled in.

And it's worked. . .I have yet to drift away.

(photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net and can be found here)

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