A huge thank you to my readers! Your purchase payments for Flowers from Afghanistan and your gifts have been sent to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is sending relief to help Afghanistan evacuees. I can’t tell you how humbled and grateful I am by your generous response.
My character Mac, when asked why he bothers to help just one person quotes the Starfish story. A gentleman comes across another, who is rescuing stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.
” …”On a point of land, I found the star thrower…I spoke once briefly. “I understand,” I said. “Call me another thrower.” Only then I allowed myself to think, He is not alone any longer. After us, there will be others…Perhaps far outward on the rim of space a genuine star was similarly seized and flung…For a moment, we cast on an infinite beach together beside an unknown hurler of suns… We had lost our way, I thought, but we had kept, some of us, the memory of the perfect circle of compassion from life to death and back to life again.” (The Star Thrower, p.181)~Loren Eiseley
Thank you, all my fellow star throwers. You may never meet the ones you’ve helped, but even if it was only one, it mattered to that one.