weekly photo challenge: unlikely

There is a wonderful metaphor in this poignant story.


For this week’s photo challenge, I am resharing a post that tells the story of the loneliest whale in the world.  It is one of my earliest post and still touches my heart today for I believe her story is not unlike so many people today. It is unlikely that her story doesn’t resonate with many of us, young and old.  

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about how, since 1992, scientists have been tracking a baleen whale named, “The 52 Hertz Whale.”  She swims and sings alone in our earth’s vast ocean:

Not heard nor seen

She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one.

Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six…

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  10 comments for “weekly photo challenge: unlikely

  1. alstacer
    May 6, 2018 at 5:23 AM

    Beautiful picture and touching story. Thanks for sharing again.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 3, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Allan, that’s a heartfelt story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 3, 2018 at 3:15 PM

      It certainly is, Sally. Brenda’s blog has a lot of reflective, meditative posts. I find it worthwhile to follow her journey and apply what I need in mine.


  3. May 3, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    So many layers of meaning here or hear! She is the Helen Keller with no Anne Sullivan, tragic

    Liked by 1 person

  4. May 3, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Allen, thank you for sharing this post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 3, 2018 at 10:23 AM

      You are welcome. Thanks so much for finding this story and sharing it with us.


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