While browsing through Shannon's blog, I came upon Charlie's story. It was actually Leah's story I read first that had a link to his.
Which is a key point in this,
there are so many.
All so precious.
So why him?
We had just come out of a 6 month term of unemployment, moved 3000 miles across the country, knew (pretty much) no one in our new area. It is Not like this was ideal timing...from my vantage point ( a pretty weak point of view I'm discovering). I'm not sure exactly what I was thinking as I passed my phone over to Jeff. I didn't say anything to him, but he's used to me finding interesting
cats reads or funny cats pictures and sharing them with him. You all should thank him, actually. If not for him, I'd be spamming your world 24/7. The cats things I find!!
He read. He scrolled. He read more. I was watching tv, or playing on the iPad, or cramming my head with some other digital brain feed. Until he broke in.
"I think we should get him...'
if I said anything, it wasn't memorable. but I do remember crying as he said,
'...it's like that story of the starfish.'
Some of you have heard the story. Those of you who have not, this is the version I like the best. It is an adaptation of a short story and has many variations. But the meaning is always the same.