"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago...had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands." Havelock Ellis
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian Proverb
Last Wednesday, we finally got to eat at the Bonefish Grill! This is a nationwide seafood restaraunt chain that came here a few years ago, and all the reviews have been wonderful. Consumer Reports rated them the best seafood chain in the country. We have been meaning to go for a couple years now, but just never got around to it until now. During the largest oil spill in history. But this dinner was partly because of the oil spill. How much longer will there be good fish, and will the prices skyrocket? My third picture is the metal fish handle on their big revolving door. The waiters all wore white chef's coats. Our waiter patiently explained every item on the menu, then challenged us to ask him anything. We were treated like royalty. The food was wonderful, except an appetizer called "Bang Bang Shrimp." This was a customer favorite and $3.00 off every Wednesday, but gummy and not so great. It is the last picture. I should have known that any food starting with BANG should be regarded with suspicion. Before long, it will be bang bang to a lot of fish, and a lot of fishermen's jobs. And a lot of birds, marsh grass, whole eco-systems. We've traded beach balls for tar balls. Instead of seashells on the beach, it's oil on the half shell. By July first, BP must pay the government at least 69 million dollars. But how do you pay God back?
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters." Psalm 24:1,2
"How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number - living things both large and small." Psalm 104:24,25