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Somethng Wonderful: The Eye of Leviathan


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“A very special moment from a few days ago, this particular Grey Whale repeatedly lifted up the front of the boat, and continuously stared at @guadalupelobos.lab and me allowing me to get this macro eye shot.”

Look west at the hill of water: it is half the
    this dome, this half-globe, this bulging
Eyeball of water, arched over to Asia,
Australia and white Antartica: those are the eyelids that never
    this is the staring unsleeping
Eye of the earth; and what it watches is not our wars.

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  • Richard February 26, 2022, 10:50 AM

    A beautiful video. Music accompanying it is perfect. Really gives one pause to consider our caretaker status in relation to God’s other creatures. We’ve been given Dominion, and with it, great responsibility.

    • Snakepit Kansas February 26, 2022, 10:11 PM

      I could go with some Metallica in the background and it would still be fitting. What an enormous and powerful creature, yet gentle and curious. I would like to understand it’s thoughts.

  • Richard G. February 26, 2022, 9:23 PM

    I have paddled off shore through the breaking surf
    on a calm winter’s day
    through the swelling kelp beds, the bobbing otters
    the plunging pelicans
    and diving cormorants.
    The murres winging back to their white washed rocky perches.

    All this while the grey whales run down the coast
    to their calving grounds
    south in distant Baja.
    They cleave close to the coast
    when rounding the point
    where the Big Sur Light
    sits atop the crag.

    The whale spouts announce their approach
    and the mad dash is on
    like a modern Ahab
    bent on an intercept course
    to draw within a rod’s length
    to hear the rushing breath
    feel the warm vapor
    stare back into the intelligent orb
    shrouded in a barnacled hide.

  • ghostsniper February 27, 2022, 4:18 AM

    The sea was angry that day my friend.