Odd, ungainly, gentle, gigantic, otherworldly, the manatees are known to be over 45 million years old. For 15 million years they have lingered in the waters of Florida.
Now, due to fishing entanglement, loss of habitat and boat collisions, they are endangered. They’re one more species being harried into extinction by our heedless living.
Another wonder of the world whose future rests in our hands.
May our hands be loving and kind. May we choose to be part of something bigger and ore ancient than we are and protect them. May we be Peace in their world and thus in our own.