March 28th, 2007
One of the unexpected surprises for me this weekend was a trip to the Aquarium. My future sister-in-law wanted to go into the city and see a 3-D movie, so we headed in and got tickets to go into the aquarium before the movie. It just so happened that there was a super cool exhibit about Jellyfish. The exhibit explored the human influence on the ocean, why there are more jellyfish in the oceans now, and it had tanks of lots of different types of jellyfish to view. All the info was fascinating, including how long jellyfish have been around. Did you know that jellyfish have been around for 600 million years? That's 200 hundred million years before fish came along and nearly 400 million years before the dinosaur. Wow.
With all the great info, what I loved most, was just looking at the jellies up close. They are beautiful! I had left my bulky camera at home, so I took these quick pics with my cell phone. I was so inspired by these delicate creatures. The way they move, the way light moves through them. I could have stared at them all day! The ones below are super teeny tiny jellies. You can see my cell phone reflected in it. Heh.
The fiansor had mixed feelings about the exhibit. When he was a kid, visiting his father's family in Greece, he kicked a jellyfish thinking it was a beach ball and boy was he sorry. Ouch!
Some things I'm grateful for today: The sunshine! A little girl outside spinning around in the wind. Fresh lemonade. Tabbers, my big orange cat, sleeping upside down with paws in the air.
Beauty is everywhere, if we just look. Let yourself be inspired by the small wonders. Happy creating!