Humanity is like an Ocean

Kate sobbed into the pillow. Talia leaned over and rubbed her back.

“Kate, it will be all right!” Kate sat up and looked her sister straight in the eyes.

“No Talia, it won’t. Each day, I do my job, I try to help and it seems each day another injured creature must be put to rest. And why? Because humans do not care! They have no time to pick up their waste after a trip to the beach or the park, indeed, they do not care what products they buy as long as it has the brand they want to be seen with or a price they are willing to pay. But who really pays the price, Talia? Those sorrowful creatures that look deep in my eyes as I soothe them and try to comfort them in their final hours.”

“Listen, my dear sister. You are correct, some humans, do not care but not all are like that, and I feel the tide is turning in our favour. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Until then we must keep campaigning. Keep spreading our word. Keep rescuing the injured. It will be worth it in the end. I assure you.”

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Originally written in response to WQW – Ocean.

17 thoughts on “Humanity is like an Ocean

  1. I like that quote, KL and I like what you did with it. Are Kate and Talia humans, another species from Earth, fairies, or possibly from outer space? Your story has a mystical feel about it to me with Kate soothing dying creatures or possibly because of the quote itself. I sense that the sisters are talking about humans the way aliens might. It’s a great story!

    1. Thanks, Marsha. I hadn’t thought about them being other creatures, they were humans in my mind but I was specifically trying to keep detail out so that people could recognise the issues in their own area. I recently visited the beach with my son, it was sad to see the amount of litter, despite many signs, bins, etc. So your prompt just spoke to me. KL ❤

      1. I’m so glad KL. I wish I was more creative of a writer. I love your photo for this week’s challenge, but words don’t come. I love reading what others write though. 🙂

    1. I recently visited the beach with my son, it was sad to see the amount of litter, despite many signs, bins, etc. It’s a bit heartbreaking really, but I do hope things are changing for the better. KL ❤

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