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Do you ever gaze across the ocean and ponder its vastness, mystery, and unexplored depths? It is the shared gaze of humanity. Our collective history is filled with references to sea creatures, sirens, and ancient gods of the oceans. As our technology has progressed, some of our fascination has shifted from the oceans towards the unknowns of space. Still, the ocean elicits strong feelings of wonder and longing…perhaps even fear.

Cream, Tales of Brave Ulysses

 

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What is it about the ocean that beckons us? Is it the call of the heroic journey that inspires our sense of adventure and fuels our fantasies…or nightmares? Famed psychologist Carl Jung suggested the ocean is symbolic of the mysterious unexplored depths of our mind and the vastness of our soul. There is so much to be explored…within ourselves and one another. All too often, others only see our surface and we do the same to them. In truth, we may only see our surface as well and fear going deep within ourselves to explore our own mysteries and the vastness of our soul.

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On my journey, I am filled with wonder and longing for Her AND I fear drowning in her body.

You see a girl’s brown body dancing through the turquoise,
her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea.
When your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body,
Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.

Lyrics by Eric Clapton and Martin Sharp

Original digital art ~ Michael.

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