Celebrating World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day, a day to celebrate and encourage respect for these gentle and marvelous creatures. Every time I see a red-footed tortoise while I am walking or an endangered hawksbill or green sea turtle when I am snorkeling, I am happy and in awe. I finished this pendant today to honor my turtle friends.

For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928
Kim Nogueira