Thursday, January 21, 2010

watching for the whale

yesterday morning, while Beloved and i were drinking our coffee, a mama whale and her baby showed up, too. they splashed and rolled and cavorted, mostly swimming in circles, alternately diving and blowing. they put on quite a show. this was the third time we've seen whales. i've noticed they come when the tide is high.

this afternoon, when the tide is low, i plan to walk out to the most cauldron-like of all the tide pools, and leave the offerings i've brought for mama pele - a shell from the beach at tenth street in ocean city where i grew up, a piece of peat from ireland (not just the homeland of my ancestors, peat, too, combines aspects of fire and earth) and a tigers' eye that i've worn. i also found two feathers here, one brown and speckled, and one black and white.

this morning, a school of big red fish are leaping up and out of the tranquil water, while several ominious black fins circle back and forth. Island Broker - Beloved's new alter-ego - has been hard at work since 530, when he noticed the market plunging. as for me, im just watching for the whales.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.


Hi! I'm Grace said...

Watching whale while having coffee. Wow! What a sight! What a life! :)
It is so nice to be back here in your blog, Annie. :)

Walk in the Woods said...

Ah. Better to plunge into the sweet well of life's simple pleasures than the roiling well of Wall Street, methinks.

Especially when one is on vacation. Poor Dear. Poor Dear Beloved.