Do You See the Blow from the CoVid Shore?

Hope is on the way!

MC Fairy riding the jet stream from a happy-looking whale's blowhole.

Up until recently, many of us Canadians have been concerned about the vaccine rollout given the increase of new variants and our CoVid numbers rising. CoVid fatigue and spring shower spells haven’t helped either clouding our perspective. BUT this week I feel we are turning the corner and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. More people are being vaccinated. Mark was given his shot last week; I get mine on May 6 and our sons are able to register. In addition, I read an article that once people are double vaccinated our interactions with other double vaccine people will be more normalized.  Of course, this will pertain to smaller gatherings at home, rather than with total strangers but heck, what a breakthrough!

It got me thinking of summers on Vancouver Island. One of the biggest thrills over the summer through the fall for Islanders and tourists alike is the possibility of a whale sighting. There is something so invigorating about seeing these majestic animals. Moreover, these sightings, especially from land, are rare and comparable to winning the lottery.  Being in pursuit of a whale sighting is being in pursuit of determined optimistic hope.

My character, Wanda, in Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda’s Whale Pleas! speaks to this sense of determined optimism and hope. This optimism is so prevalent in children. Maybe we need to adopt a child-like mindset more often?

The cover for the children's story "Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda's Whale Pleas!"

The cover for the children’s story “Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda’s Whale Pleas” by MC Rolston.

Two weeks ago, I was sent an email from a blogger Hugo Turner of Needyfish.com who offered the link below as a great resource for blue whale facts. This link offers extensive facts, coordinating great graphics and a very informative video.  It’s a great resource and point of reference when discussing and comparing whale varieties. There aren’t many sightings of blue whales off our coast of B.C.. Sighting one would be comparable to winning two lotteries!

In summary, what can we learn from these magnificent creatures? I found this blog produced by Worldwide Experience. 

It is an environmental and wildlife conservation organization. This quick Life Lessons From Whales read certainly reminds us that we have much to learn from these mighty beasts. Their blog beings with this very poignant quote: “The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.”- Gregory Colbert. 

May we not give up optimistic hope in how we perceive life, challenges and while we pursue the magic of the sightings of awestruck wonder in nature, such as our ocean giants!

– MC

Do You See the Blow from the CoVid Shore?

Hope is on the way!

Up until recently, many of us Canadians have been concerned about the vaccine rollout given the increase of new variants and our CoVid numbers rising. CoVid fatigue and spring shower spells haven’t helped either clouding our perspective. BUT this week I feel we are turning the corner and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. More people are being vaccinated. Mark was given his shot last week; I get mine on May 6 and our sons are able to register. In addition, I read an article that once people are double vaccinated our interactions with other double vaccine people will be more normalized.  Of course, this will pertain to smaller gatherings at home, rather than with total strangers but heck, what a breakthrough!

It got me thinking of summers on Vancouver Island. One of the biggest thrills over the summer through the fall for Islanders and tourists alike is the possibility of a whale sighting. There is something so invigorating about seeing these majestic animals. Moreover, these sightings, especially from land, are rare and comparable to winning the lottery.  Being in pursuit of a whale sighting is being in pursuit of determined optimistic hope.

My character, Wanda, in Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda’s Whale Pleas! speaks to this sense of determined optimism and hope. This optimism is so prevalent in children. Maybe we need to adopt a child-like mindset more often?

MC Fairy riding the jet stream from a happy-looking whale's blowhole.
The cover for the children's story "Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda's Whale Pleas!"

The cover for the children’s story “Watchful Wishing Whirling Wanda’s Whale Pleas” by MC Rolston.

Two weeks ago, I was sent an email from a blogger Hugo Turner of Needyfish.com who offered the link below as a great resource for blue whale facts. This link offers extensive facts, coordinating great graphics and a very informative video.  It’s a great resource and point of reference when discussing and comparing whale varieties. There aren’t many sightings of blue whales off our coast of B.C.. Sighting one would be comparable to winning two lotteries!

In summary, what can we learn from these magnificent creatures? I found this blog produced by Worldwide Experience. 

It is an environmental and wildlife conservation organization. This quick Life Lessons From Whales read certainly reminds us that we have much to learn from these mighty beasts. Their blog beings with this very poignant quote: “The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.”- Gregory Colbert. 

May we not give up optimistic hope in how we perceive life, challenges and while we pursue the magic of the sightings of awestruck wonder in nature, such as our ocean giants!

– MC