Finding a Porpoise

Finding a purpose
is a purposeful life-long journey,
and one I commend,
but I just want to find a porpoise
who can teach me how to click and spin,
and how to play with wild abandon,
and how to hold my breathe
while diving to deep depths.

With a sense of purpose, my newfound porpoise
and I would glide out to sea and never be seen again.

Until I find my porpoise and learn how to grow a dorsal fin,
in our sea of purpose-driven humanity, I will continue to swim.


Light-hearted feels like the perfect place to get started. As I mentioned in my video presentation, “Feel the fear, keep writing!” I was nervous to begin a blogging journey. Sharing my thoughts (and shimmies) with the world. Oh my! I am glad I pushed through that initial fear and kept writing and sharing year after year after year. I am delighted to be here! Revisiting previously written posts and pondering how much has changed since I began this creative exploration – in the world and in myself.

Thank you for being here and for supporting my creative efforts. I have learned more about the world and the interesting people living in it through this blogging experience than I ever could have in my four-walled classroom existence. Be well. πŸ’—Michele

Bonus: Did you know that porpoises are among the smallest aquatic mammals? They are thought to have emerged as a group of aquatic mammals about 15 million years ago, when they were confined to the north of the Pacific Basin. From these beginnings they slowly evolved into the total of six species of porpoise alive today. Similar to the dolphin, porpoises have a wide repertoire of communication calls, including β€˜clicks’ used for echo-location. Also similar to the dolphin, their greatest threat to population is fishing nets and pollution. ( 

Photo 1: Willyam Bradberry Photo 2: from original post, Pixels

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

84 thoughts on “Finding a Porpoise

  1. What an interesting tidbit about porpoises and purposes Michele my Belle. Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem and congratulations on your 3-year feat. So proud of you girlfriend. πŸ€— Now, when you grow your fins, please let me know so you can help me grow mine! LOL πŸ˜‚πŸ³πŸ€£ Enjoy the rest of your day, and have an amazing week my dancing purposeful porpoise! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ¬πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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    1. It’s amazing what you can find online! Never ending tidbits of information. Some interesting, some completely useless. πŸ˜† Thank you, Kymbelina, my most magnificent Maven of Motivation! First sign of a fin, you will be the first to know! 🐬 Imagine the things we could see in the deep blue sea! 🌊 Enjoy your day, dancing dynamo! πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’–πŸ’ƒπŸ»

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      1. Girl, thank you for making me smile. πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ€— You are so right about some of the information we run across these days. Simply eat the meat and leave the scraps. Then do your thing and dance in the sand as the water delivers the beat! πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽΌπŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŒžπŸ‘£ Ya-hooooo!!! 🀠

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  2. So you’re one of those real deals. You do inspire. I linked through to your video and appreciate your straightforward approach. Back decades, via mid- Atlantic beaches, use to swim by/with/in the area of a porpoise or two. regards

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    1. That is a real compliment. Thank you, r.Douglas. A wonderful acknowledgement. πŸ™πŸ» Inspiration with a touch of tongue in cheek. 😁 Thanks so much for clicking through to my impromptu presentation, delivered from the heart. πŸ’— Sounds like a fantastic experience-swimming with a porpoise or two! 🐬🐬 Thanks for sharing. I have had the pleasure of swimming with sea turtles far from shore. That was amazing! Best wishes to you.


  3. Your creativity is honey to the bees, food for thought, and, if I may, beauty to admire. You, like few, continue to inspire. Your “Finding a Porpoise” poem certainly made a big splash with me – thank you for sharing, and congratulations on your 3-year milestone, Michele! I’ve said it before – that you rock, and that I think you’d be cool to hang out with…including underwater β†’ If you can spare a fin, let the adventure begin, and we’ll swim down to depths of blue. Like Flipper on TV, clicking fun within the sea, finding porpoise before we’re through. Have a great week, my friend. 😎🐬 TY πŸ˜‰

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    1. Oh my, I need to come up for air after that comment! πŸ˜† Looks like you’ve already been diving deep! πŸ˜„ Some treasures you did find in that wordy sea! 😁 Thank you, photographer Phil, for the fun comment and for the ongoing support. πŸ™πŸ» Wishing you a wonderful week. πŸŒ…

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  4. Lia

    So playful, just like the best porpoise/purpose. :)) I loved your last post too Michele. Congrats on three years of blogging and sharing your bright and fun self with the world. Much love xoxo

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    1. They do know how to play, those adorable and intelligent animals. My inspiration for this playful post. Thank you, Lia, for sharing love and joining me at the start of this special week. Your comments are a special addition and have me smiling. 😊 πŸ’—


  5. Dear Michele, It’s wonderful that I found your inspiring blog some time ago. I love reading your posts. I love following your thoughts and getting to know your wonderful poems and creative artistic activities. I live very far away in Germany and yet I have the feeling that you are like a dear neighbor of mine. πŸ’•
    I am happy to follow your beautiful blog, Michele!

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