Harmony and Magic

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by  

Do you remember the love the young boy and the 7,000 pound Orca in “Free Willy” had for one another. I love to see such a connection between people and animals.

I have witnessed the most remarkable relationship between our 5-year-old daughter and a young Beluga whale ~ the two just make my heart swell.

5 year old girl and baby beluga whale

 5 year old girl and beluga whale

Sometimes there’s a crowd, sometimes we’re just there on our own,

but the two of them take no notice of anyone but each other.

He will look directly and intently at her, swim to her and play

with only her no matter how many people are around.

Beluga up close

He brings her his toys – balls and floaties,

Beluga with red ball

Beluga with floatie toys

and she will stay and play for ages, cooing and singing and encouraging the activities…

Little girl and beluga playing with orange ball

Little girl and beluga playing

even in the rain!

Little girl and beluga in the rain

They have a unique and beautiful friendship.

Dad, girl and beluga

The young beluga will swim up to her and sing his whale song…

Beluga whale swims up to little girl

and await her return.

Beluga whale up close

And we will make the long journey back and forth because this connection, this love, this tie to nature is an incredible gift.

Our little one has begged to swim with her beloved Beluga. The rule is that children must be 6 years of age. Guess where we’re going in a few months! 🙂

The Bright Spot bright spot flower – may we all be so blessed to be that in tune with the world around us.

Little girl and 2 whales