It’s a picture-perfect evening at the beach.
The sun is setting. The seagulls are squawking. The waves are gently brushing against the shore.
The beach is almost deserted, except for a young couple out for a walk with their five-year-old son. As they stroll along, the son picks up some seashells.
Most of these seashells are chipped or broken. They’re still beautiful, but they’re more like seashell fragments.
All of a sudden, the son spots something bright orange in the distance, 20 feet into the sea. He sprints toward it. When he gets to the water’s edge, he exclaims, “Mom! Dad! It’s a starfish! It’s a starfish!” [Read more…]