As was often the case, Loren arose before sunrise to walk by the ocean’s edge and greet the new day. As he walked along the sand, he focused on a boy off in the distance. He noticed the boy bend, reach and flail his arms as if he was dancing to celebrate the new day. As Loren inched closer, he noticed that the boy was not dancing, rather, bending down to sift through the piles that the tide brought in searching for starfish to throw back into the ocean. Upon reaching the boy, Loren asked the boy what he was doing to which he replied that he was returning the starfish to the sea since if he did not they would certainly die once the sun rose. 

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