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Welcome to the Induction Program 11 th  to 23 rd  July’11
<ul><li>One day a man was walking along the beach.. </li></ul>
<ul><li>when he noticed, far away, somebody dancing! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Curious to know more, he started walking towards him…. </li></ul>
<ul><li>As he approached closer to him…he noticed the man picking something up.. </li></ul>
<ul><li>… .and gently throwing it into the ocean… </li></ul>
<ul><li>And then he cheered himself after each throw! </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Starfish StoryOriginal Story by: Loren Eisley </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>One day a man was walking ...
<ul><li>Approaching the boy, he asked, �”What are you doing?” </li></ul>
The youth replied, �”Throwing starfish back into the ocean.  The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw t...
<ul><li>“  Son,”� the man said, �”don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfishes?.. </li>...
You can’t make a difference!”
<ul><li>After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, </li></ul>
Hurled it up…
<ul><li>And threw it back into the ocean.. </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>Then, smiling at the man, he said��”I made a difference for that one.”� </li></ul>
Then picked up another one, and said... ” I made a difference for that one.”�
<ul><li>and he picked up another one… </li></ul>
<ul><li>And soon, both of them were dancing on the beach! </li></ul>
Be a STAR and make a difference!
<ul><li>&quot;The Star Thrower&quot;  (or  &quot;starfish story&quot; ) is part of a sixteen page essay of the same name b...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Induction Program 11 th to 23 rd July’11
  2. 2. <ul><li>One day a man was walking along the beach.. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>when he noticed, far away, somebody dancing! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Curious to know more, he started walking towards him…. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>As he approached closer to him…he noticed the man picking something up.. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>… .and gently throwing it into the ocean… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>And then he cheered himself after each throw! </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Starfish StoryOriginal Story by: Loren Eisley </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticeda boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.  </li></ul><ul><li>Approaching the boy, he asked, �What are you doing?� </li></ul><ul><li>The youth replied, �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.� </li></ul><ul><li>�Son,� the man said, �don�t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can�t make a difference!� </li></ul><ul><li>After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,and threw it back into the surf.  Then, smiling at the man, he said��I made a difference for that one.� </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Approaching the boy, he asked, �”What are you doing?” </li></ul>
  10. 10. The youth replied, �”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..”
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Son,”� the man said, �”don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfishes?.. </li></ul>
  12. 12. You can’t make a difference!”
  13. 13. <ul><li>After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hurled it up…
  15. 15. <ul><li>And threw it back into the ocean.. </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Then, smiling at the man, he said��”I made a difference for that one.”� </li></ul>
  17. 19. Then picked up another one, and said... ” I made a difference for that one.”�
  18. 20. <ul><li>and he picked up another one… </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>And soon, both of them were dancing on the beach! </li></ul>
  20. 22. Be a STAR and make a difference!
  21. 23. <ul><li>&quot;The Star Thrower&quot; (or &quot;starfish story&quot; ) is part of a sixteen page essay of the same name by Loren Eiseley (1907–1977). It was published in 1969 in The Unexpected Universe . The Star Thrower is also the title of a 1978 anthology of Eiseley's works (including the essay) which he completed shortly before his death. </li></ul><ul><li>The original story </li></ul><ul><li>The story describes the narrator walking along the beach early one morning in the pre-dawn twilight, when he sees a man picking up a starfish on the sand and throwing it into the sea. The narrator is observant and subtle, but skeptical. He has the last word, a pessimistic conclusion. Some excerpts: </li></ul><ul><li>“ In a pool of sand and silt a starfish had thrust its arms up stiffly and was holding its body away from the stifling mud. &quot;It's still alive,&quot; I ventured. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Yes,&quot; he said, and with a quick yet gentle movement he picked up the star and spun it over my head and far out into the sea. It sunk in a burst of spume, and the waters roared once more. </li></ul><ul><li>...&quot;There are not many who come this far,&quot; I said, groping in a sudden embarrassment for words. &quot;Do you collect?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Only like this,&quot; he said softly, gesturing amidst the wreckage of the shore. &quot;And only for the living.&quot; He stooped again, oblivious of my curiosity, and skipped another star neatly across the water. &quot;The stars,&quot; he said, &quot;throw well. One can help them.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>...&quot;I do not collect,&quot; I said uncomfortably, the wind beating at my garments. &quot;Neither the living nor the dead. I gave it up a long time ago. Death is the only successful collector.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>” — The Star Thrower , p. 172 </li></ul><ul><li>Later, after some beautiful thoughts on our relationships to other animals and to the universe, the narrator says: </li></ul><ul><li>...&quot;On a point of land, I found the star thrower...I spoke once briefly. &quot;I understand,&quot; I said. &quot;Call me another thrower.&quot; Only then I allowed myself to think, He is not alone any longer. After us, there will be others...We were part of the rainbow...Perhaps far outward on the rim of space a genuine star was similarly seized and flung...For a moment, we cast on an infinite beach together beside an unknown hurler of suns... We had lost our way, I thought, but we had kept, some of us, the memory of the perfect circle of compassion from life to death and back to life again - the completion of the rainbow of existence&quot; ( The Star Thrower , p.181). </li></ul><ul><li>[ edit ] The story as adapted </li></ul><ul><li>The story has been adapted and retold by motivational speakers and on internet sites, often without attribution, since at least the mid 1980s. [1] In this version the conversation is related between other characters, an older man and a younger one, a wise man and a little girl, or Jesus and a man. </li></ul><ul><li>It was also adapted into a children's story in 2006. Called, &quot;Sara and the Starfish.&quot; It re-tells the story from the eyes of a young girl as well as the starfish itself, though the moral of the story is the same as the original idea told by Eiseley. </li></ul><ul><li>The story was adapted in 2010 by The Foster Parenting Podcast, calling their version &quot; A New Starfish Story &quot; They made revisions to the story in order to overcome some of the story's basic shortcomings. </li></ul><ul><li>[ edit ] Publication data </li></ul><ul><li>The Unexpected Universe (1969, Harcourt, Brace and World ISBN 0-15-692850-7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Star Thrower (1978, Times Books (Random House) hardcover: ISBN 0-8129-0746-9 , 1979 Harvest/HBJ paperback: ISBN 0-15-684909-7 , Sagebrush library/school binding: ISBN 1-4176-1867-1 ); introduction by W. H. Auden </li></ul>

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