Some days I want to fly like an eagle, and on
other days, I want to fly like a turtle. Check out these Hawksbill
turtles and Green turtles flying through the water, and you will see what I
This turtle has folded his flippers back over his shell,
which gives him a streamlined profile for gliding through the water.
So what does a turtle do all day to occupy his time? Whatever he
wants! Turtles are lucky because they don't have to pay for a thirty
year mortgage on their small patch of ocean, and they don't have to purchase
discount tickets over the internet in order to fly like a turtle.
Turtles don't pay taxes... yet. Even though turtles spend their lives
visiting dozens of countries around the world, they don't bother carrying a
passport. Some turtles live to be over 200 years old - at least that's
how long they could live if they don't get drowned in the massive purse
seine nets of the turtle slayers.
Turtles don't have gills. Every few minutes they must stick their head
out of the water for a breath of fresh air. If they get entangled in a
fishing net, they can't make it to the surface and they drown. The
same thing would happen to you and me if we got entangled in a net.
People who believe in reincarnation should be on
their good behavior. If they are bad, they come back as a cockroach.
If they are good, they come back as a sea turtle. They live for 200
years, they have no mortgage, they go wherever they want, whenever
they want, and they do it without a passport, and they pay no taxes.
Turtles like crystal clear water and fresh air. If
turtles ran the world, all of the steams, lakes, and oceans would be crystal
clear and clean, clean, clean. There would be no hole in the ozone
layer, and the bad breath of civilization would become ancient history.
This Hawksbill turtle is a real beauty. I hope he
doesn't look in a mirror because he might fall in love with himself.
There are too many narcissistic people in the world, and it would be a shame
if narcissism spread to sea turtles.
I'm not Dr. Doolittle and I don't speak turtle. But
I can recognize when a turtle is smiling at me, and this turtle definitely
has a grin on his face. There is absolutely no doubt about it.
This turtle is smiling at me.
It's easy to see why this turtle is called a Hawksbill.
God must have had a lot of fun when he created planet earth and populated it
with life. When you look at the diversity of life in our world, you
are seeing the mind of God at work. It encourages me to know that the
creator thought enough of us to fill our world with Hawksbill turtles,
dolphins, whales, and thousands of other amazing creatures. It's
awe-inspiring to see the results of God's creative efforts. I wonder
what God thinks when we snuff out the life He created? How does He
feel when we drive another species into extinction?.