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Ethan was drawn to turtles, and in his earlier years starting collecting small figurines. Turtles represent peace and tranquility, and their ability to retreat into their hard shell to protect themselves translates into the need or desire to protect one's self from negative emotions - something that Ethan wanted for himself. It is often said that people send signs from heaven to let you know they are with you - and so it is no surprise that the turtle has shown up to Ethan's friends and family in many ways since his passing to let them know of his presence. His family had keepsake stones made with the image of the turtle to remind us that he is always with us; but, look through this album to see all the ways the turtle has otherwise shown up at some of the most needed times to show his loved ones his presence.  

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