It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm now certain that I have found the photos that inspired my lovely wife Nancy W...It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm now certain that I have found the photos that inspired my lovely wife Nancy Washburne to reach out to a young lady named Mary Larson.
If you look closely at this image, you will see Mary observing something that she just found exploring in the river.
But she is doing it with a reverence that shows a special love for nature; a reverence that indicates a profound respect for the creation; a reverence that tells you about a deep interest in learning from direct observation; a reverence that points to a lovely and wonderful communion with nature. This image told Nancy everything that she needed to know about this young lady. The fact that she was doing it with her little son, introducing him to this magic world and instilling in him love and respect for nature, and a desire for learning, was the frosting on the cake. After also seeing the picture of Mary wearing her mask underwater, Nancy didn't hesitate, she just told me: "Send her a wet suit as a gift from me." That was the beginning of a lovely friendship between two twin souls that shall continue for eternity. Praise the Lord.