THE SEA: observations, experiences, and interdependence.
What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel?
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.
Charles Moore, Marine Researcher Above and below Nestucca Oil Spill 1988
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Men (and women) go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now.
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer
However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Above image is from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries website