Sidney lived in a quiet lagoon with his family and friends. Every day in the lagoon was always the same. Sidney had never been outside the lagoon and wanted an adventure so he decided to go exploring. He was warned by his parents not to venture too close to that dangerous thing called land which was inhabited by odd two-legged creatures. Being rather inquisitive, Sidney hoped to discover something interesting and have a grand tale to tell upon returning home.
Sidney swam until the lagoon was just a small speck in the distance. Soon he saw hills, mountains and tall angular structures all grouped together that appeared to rise out of the ocean. “That must be land,” he thought. There were also masses of strange objects in all shapes and sizes floating around the land.
Sidney wanted a closer look and was horrified when he saw all sorts of mangled, dirty and broken things that were clearly poisoning the ocean. Sadly, several fish and birds had become trapped in the horrible mess. The coral and plant life underneath all the debris were suffering as well. And the ocean was uncomfortably warmer here.
Sidney quickly swam back to the lagoon; thankful he had not been seen by the two-leggeds. If they were ruining the huge ocean, who knows what they would do to him? He described what he had seen to his parents.
“Those two-leggeds are destroying our world and theirs. They don’t seem to understand that all life is connected. We must stay hidden from those selfish creatures forever,” his parents said. Sidney and the other sea dragons never ventured far from the lagoon again.
Sidney may (or may not 🙂 ) be a figment of my imagination.
Ocean pollution is real and becoming worse by the day!
©Morgaine du Mer Art and Story 2022