Thursday, January 3, 2008

Shark touch

Conquering fear
It isn't if your afraid or not. Great accomplishments happen in the shadow of fear. It not that you have fears, it's what you do with them. If you let them control you, or you use them to get that burst of energy and excitement to do what you thought you could never do.

Our grandson, Sullivan, took some convincing, but then he step up to the tank and slowly lowered his hand into the water toward the waiting shark. Voila. The Shark Touch. There should be some kind of a certificate, or diploma or something. But come to think about it, many if not most of the greatest accomplishments done come with a piece of paper to acknowledge it.

The scene is from our visit this week to the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans -- a really spectacular adventure -- most of it untouchable.

--steve buser .... Technorati Tags

Lagniappe -- ( a little something extra )

The weather was so foggy maybe a seagull couldn't find fish in the water. But it was not all disappointing, dispite the long ferry ride over to get there.

There was on bonus that you may not expect.

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5 comments:

Wanda said...

I got to do that at an Aquarium in San Diego. I was amazed how soft the skin was. Sullivan must have had a great time that day.

• Eliane • said...

Who needs a certificate when you're grand dad blog about it, which is much-much cooler!
Love the picture and your commentary is just perfect.

Zsolt said...

this place looks great! But I am not sure if I want to touch the shark:)

Gwen said...

Nice picture and text, cute grandson.

Marie said...

He's brave! Was it a baby shark?