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Sea glass starts out as something that outlives its original use... a bottle, vase, plate, leftover construction material... something that no longer does what it was created to do. It eventually finds its way to the ocean, where the tides and surf smooth away the sharp and broken edges over time.
The starfish represents intelligence, regeneration/resilience, and the ability to grasp with all limbs. This necklace would be a great choice for those who seek wisdom or creativity, as well as those who need a reminder to grab on to opportunities that may be passing by.
Starfish are also popular choices for those who inspire others, or who strive to make a difference (such as teachers, volunteers, mentors), thanks to a short story attributed to Loren Eisley.
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The Starfish Story (adapted from the original by Loren Eisley)
A man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. "What are you doing?" he asked the boy.
"Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
"Don't you know there are miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference. Why bother?"
The boy smiled, picked up another starfish, and threw it gently into the surf. "I made a difference to that one."