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  • My family went with good friends to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago on a hot summer day last season. Two boys who I adore and are my friend's children stood on either side of me staring at this jellyfish; mesmerized and smiling.

    While the photo shows the brilliant color of the jellyfish, it does not show the look on a little boy's face when he is holding your hand and being amazed at nature. His smile was enormous as he watched the undulating, drifting dance of the jellyfish. His small nose pressed against the aquarium window while his hand held mine.

    When a little boy smiles at you while being fascinated by a jellyfish, your heart is captured.
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