Humpbacks to the Rescue!

So, I was surfing Facebook the other day, catching up on the lives of friends, liking photos, drooling at recipes, when I stumbled upon this image from the ÜberFacts page:

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Crazy right! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–I love whales! Ironically, orcas are my most favorite, but humpbacks may be my second. . . . Not sure though, I mean blue whales are super cool too, so are Mobies [sperm whales], and who doesn’t like baby belugas?

But yeah, whales are stinkin’ awesome! When I read this, it was just another weird whale fact which I would have never known, for whales can be pretty amazing. But . . .

. . . Why would humpback whales do this? Why would they risk their necks to protect weaker animals? Animals that sound like they’re not even whales? Why would a humpback give when it doesn’t get anything back? Continue reading

Vulnerability

vulnerabilityTeacher: Take five minutes to answer this question on a piece of paper: “How does vulnerability feel?”

My answer: Vulnerability feels . . . vulnerable. I mean, it can be scary. It makes you feel exposed, naked. Like the soft body of a clam being outside of its shell. It’s an uncomfortable feeling which we don’t like.

. . . Yet, it can also be comforting. When you befriend someone who you can be vulnerable to, the rewards can be truly amazing. For you are able to be real with each other. No masks or presentations, but raw flesh and bone. Though scary, vulnerability can create something intimate and personal which cannot be replicated in a factory to be sold in a store, or crafted with the friendship of steel and iron. To be like a squishy, peeled orange can be unsettling, yet finding such a person to be true . . . is perhaps one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. More shiny, precious, and valuable than the most gleaming jewels, glistening gold, or most delicious pizza.

 

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Are Narwhals Real?

J Carlin from the YouTube channel: SuperCalinBrothers, brings up an interesting question, “Are Narwhals Real?” I mean, I haven’t seen one, and neither have any of my friends. Sure, there’s pictures of them on the internet, but there’s also pictures of Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster, and people still doubt they’re real, and therefore label them hoaxes.

Sight is important, but it’s not the only sense, is it? I mean, you can see a mosquito, curse the day it was hatched, but you can’t see an itch. True, you can see the bug bite, but you can’t see an itch. Just as you can’t see a thought or love. You can see the results of a thought or actions of love, but you can’t see either of them. You can also see a brain and a heart, yet these are only symbols of thought and love, you still can’t see them.

So maybe, things can exist which we can’t see? Otherwise, blind people would be in some serious trouble. But then . . . does that mean–

Is God real?