When ever you feel the world is becoming too dark to bare, something happens that just provides some vision of hope doesn’t it?
Nothing swells my heart quite like people who gather to rescue whales.
The shocking number of pilot whales that have recently beached in the beautiful Golden Bay is tragic and painful but the desperate attempts to rescue and save as many as they can by the human beings rushing to their aid is as endearingly beautiful as it is tragically comical.
We can’t lift the bloody things, and they take hours and hours and hours to rescue, but the people keep turning up in huge numbers to throw the pilot whales back into the water while the pilot whales gather in huge numbers to throw themselves back onto the beach.
The bond this combined stubbornness creates is an emotional attachment to a moment that connects every one of those mammals forever.
The best of us as a species can move mountains.
Many respects and love to those people who rushed to help those magnificently clumsy creatures, your kindness is an important reminder in a world frightened by power and Trump that goodness has not melted away..