Have you ever read the quote “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up”, by OSHO?
It is one of my favorite poems and the concept applies for every living creature, even a starfish. These animals generally survives a few hours out of water and sometimes 1 or 2 minutes a enough to cause an irreversible damage.
If you love a starfish, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a starfish, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.