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Under the sea, Yonaguni, Japan, 10 February 2010.

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“Imagine being three feet underneath the surface waves in a stormy ocean. You’re perfectly aware of what’s happening on the surface, but you’re in a calm and quiet place, prepared to take the next appropriate action.”

This makes me long for a dive trip — it’s been more than a year since Yonaguni. It’s not so much diving per se that I miss (or maybe it is?).

I miss the quiet and being away from everything else, if only for a while. (Ok, I don’t miss the skin breakouts, but that’s another story. Laugh ruefully.)

Anyway, the rest of the article is a good read on mental discipline and keeping a grip on yourself during these moments that overwhelm us — moments that are increasingly common in this technological age and now-now-NOW pace of life. At the end of the day, it’s really about how we deal with all this internally.

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April 26th, 2011 at 11:11 am

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I, Dolphin

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27 March 2010, Sentosa Dolphin Lagoon

I hugged a dolphin today.

Arms wrapped around its hard, sleek, rubbery body. Left cheek resting on the side of its body. Heart beating against the momentary stillness of this amazing creature that dances on water…

I was… home.

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It’s funny how I’d been thinking the last few months about wanting to meet a dolphin at sea. Well, guess what? :-) (Albeit the part about the sea, but hey, it’s all water, yes?)

And yes, I have wonderful, WONDERFUL friends :-D

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March 27th, 2010 at 4:30 am

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Away 5-16 February

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Gone diving.

In Japan :-)

Happy Chinese New Year to all!

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February 4th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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