Yesterday we were on a boat in the ocean and my daughter was telling me that she wanted to take home a starfish because they are so beautiful. I told her that if she loves the starfish she shouldn’t take it home. Because if she takes it home it will die and it won’t be the same living and breathing starfish that she loves. I said, if you love the starfish let it be.
Love is not about ownership. It’s about appreciation.
Also published on Medium.