Sometimes we feel all alone, like we don`t fit in. Deep down in our hearts there is a longing to be seen and to be loved. We are all precious like pearls, but we don`t always see ourselves that way.
This is what this story is all about in the book "The little seahorse". I just wanted to present it to you today in the english version of the book.
It has yet only been published in norwegian.
We are at the beginning of a new year. May it be filled with love and hope for everyone in these times.
Here is the text translated by Jaqueline Waters :
"In the shallow waters of the sea Mummy and Daddy seahorse do a swirly-twirly dance. Soon Oscar and his five hundred and eighty seven brothers and sisters hatch. They have fun playing together. Oscar`s dad likes to play with him too. He lets Oscar ride on his tail. But sometimes he is all alone. He feels so small in the big blue sea. "Why are you so sad?" asks the parrot fish. "
I don`t have a tail like ofher fish". "I don`t have a shell like the turtle." "I don`t have tentacles like the jellyfish". "I feel so different". "What kind of creature are you ?" says the Surgeon fish.
Oscar swims away quickly to find his mother. "Mummy, why am I so different ?". "I don`t have a tail like other fish". "I don`t have a shell like a turtle". "I don`t have tentacles like the jellyfish." "No dear, you are a little seahorse". "You have a special tail for holding on to sea grass". "Your big eyes can see small creatures" "You can change your colour to match the coral". "You are special". "And you are my treasure", "There is nobody just like you here in the big blue sea". "You are precious as a pearl that grows in the oyster shell". "God made you just the way you are". "And I love you that way too". "Be happy to be a little seahorse and live the life you were made for".