Some of you may recall this story, perhaps some of you have not even heard it before, but this is one of my favorite stories because it is so simple and yet profound. Originally written by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) I found a site that had this story so I could share it with my friends. http://muttcats.com/starfish.htm
A different retelling of the story but still very similar and now for the original story itself.
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. More