These whispers came from miniscule creatures.
They came from the mussels – Mytilus Edulis and Perna Canaliculus.
From the oysters - Ostrea Edulis, Saccostrea Cuccullata, and Crassostrea Gigas.
And from the clams - Mya Arenaria and Siliqua Patula.
None thought that these creatures had a voice, for they spoke not through mouth and tongue, but through the rings carved on their backs. It was a language that formed sentence from breath drawn over decades and centuries. One had to be patient to hear the sounds these creatures made, and the stories that they told.
Generation after generation they sung their song, delicate and slow into the hollow emptiness, waiting for someone to hear – and one day someone did.