Sunday, November 28, 2010
Just this past week I got the opportunity to go on a trip to the British Virgin Islands with my camp. As we were walking down to the marina to get on our boat, I noticed lots of shops that sold shells and starfish and coral. I dont know why people would want the dried out, dead version of these objects if they could jump in the water and see them alive. A few days later, my group went on a snorkeling adventure so that we would get the chance to see all the wildlife for ourselves. As soon as we got in, a school of snapper came to investigate us and followed us around for a good hour. Looking down at the coral and fish, you realize that it is really magical the way our earth was created and we shouldn't be digging up that magic just to make a paperweight or something so nonsensical. It was also cool to realize that as curious as we are about the world down there, the fish are just as curious as us about the world above the water. I could see how some of the fish around me just stared and tried to take in all of the human body. We are such foreign creatures to them and even though we never intended to harm them, I felt as if we were trespassing into their world and we needed to be as careful as possible so we didn't ruin anything.