315. Five Little Fish: a children’s story and meditation

Five little fish explore the sea, just outside their colorful coral home. What will they find?

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Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 9:08

Five Little Fish Excerpt:

Sunshine shimmered down through the water. The gently flickering light wakened the sea animals. Five little fish yawned and stretched their fins. The sunlight hugged them and warmly encouraged the little fish to leave their coral beds. Fish one gracefully swam past fish two. Fish two joined fish one and they weaved past each other, back and forth, back and forth. As the fish swam past fish three, fish three flipped and fish four zipped to join the group. Finally, fish five twirled around all of them. The five fish giggled and smiled. They were ready to start their day!

The five little fish decided to go explore away from their colorful coral beds. Fish one led the way through a maze of softly swaying sea plants. The five little fish emerged from the plants and admired the wide-open sea ahead of them. A shadow floated over the five little fish. Curious to see what was blocking the sun, the five little fish looked up. The shadow seemed to use four flippers to effortlessly flow through the water. Fish two decided to get a closer look and zipped up towards the gentle animal. Immediately, fish two recognized the animal and then zipped back to share the discovery with the others.

“It’s a sea turtle! Let’s go play!” Fish two said. In a flash all the fish happily swam up towards the turtle.

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