A Return to the Sea

My name is Antonio. I am a child of the great expanse.

"One's reach should exceed one's grasp else what is a heaven for?"

I don’t think love is always a huge, cataclysmal emotional event. I think sometimes it sits in front of you for a very long time until you glance over and say, oh, there you are. I don’t think it’s your saving grace. I think it’s the hand that you hold while you save yourself. I don’t think it’s someone who sweeps you off your feet. I think it’s someone who stays right beside you and lets you walk on your own. I don’t think it’s always a blazing but temporary insanity of racing hearts and hormones. I think that’s the love that changes us. The love that should stay with us is the calm, deep, thorough knowing that you want to be with someone despite logical objections. And what may be even more important than anything is that I think you find your own love at the very edges of where other people’s love pushes you.

• Condensation • Coffee • Celby • (at Cherry Street Coffee House)

• Condensation • Coffee • Celby • (at Cherry Street Coffee House)

The lost girl of fine arts. Some say they can hear her practicing sight singing in the dead of night, but when they look in the room, there is only an open Ottman book, published 1936. #creepy #seattleu #music #ghost @sunchyna @ceeceek  (at Fine Arts Building)

The lost girl of fine arts. Some say they can hear her practicing sight singing in the dead of night, but when they look in the room, there is only an open Ottman book, published 1936. #creepy #seattleu #music #ghost @sunchyna @ceeceek (at Fine Arts Building)

This week’s #followfriday goes to @perfectio . An up-and-coming SUlebrity, April is infinitely cool. Her photos are always of quality  and often include Starbucks (though that has assuredly diversified since her move to Seattle). She enjoys cool things, living on the same floor as me, and being friendly while remaining mysteriously aloof. She’s amazing!

This week’s #followfriday goes to @perfectio . An up-and-coming SUlebrity, April is infinitely cool. Her photos are always of quality and often include Starbucks (though that has assuredly diversified since her move to Seattle). She enjoys cool things, living on the same floor as me, and being friendly while remaining mysteriously aloof. She’s amazing!

Good Friday indeed! #seattle #sun

Good Friday indeed! #seattle #sun

Chapel Choir preparing for #goodfriday service. #seattle #seattleu #chapelchoir #chapelofstignatius #jesuit #catholic #music #liturgicalmusic

Chapel Choir preparing for #goodfriday service. #seattle #seattleu #chapelchoir #chapelofstignatius #jesuit #catholic #music #liturgicalmusic

Chronicling the immense work that goes into Quadstock with historical quotes. @seac_seattleu

Chronicling the immense work that goes into Quadstock with historical quotes. @seac_seattleu

jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. they came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above devoted to family.

"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."

they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.

but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonetization continues.  say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”

it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey. 

sublimeseas ‘s favorite post of the hour, I’m sure. :)

(Source: awkwardsituationist, via acceleratingprotons)