My cyber friend, Lynda Burch, wrote an excited letter about seeing dolphins on the beach while vacationing. She had become attached to dolphins during last year’s vacation. In fact, she says her attachment goes back to childhood. This time, she was concerned that because of the oil balls, she might not see any dolphins this year. By the sound of it, she is on a Gulf of Mexico beach. If so, then I understand her feelings.
Lynda is the hard-working publisher of Guardian Angel Publishing. The manuscript I submitted to her, FANTASTIC FLIGHT, takes place on a Gulf of Mexico beach, Pensacola Beach, where my husband and I lived and entertained our grandchildren.
In my story, dolphins are seen frolicking in the surf. The permanent smile on the face of dolphins makes it easy for people to empathize with them. Stories of people being rescued by dolphins makes us feel as if they are our friends. And the opportunity to swim with them is thrilling.
The cleanup of their home waters is still going on. We must take pains to see that such devastation does not happen again. A world without dolphins would be a less beautiful world.