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In the writing world, the spine or through-line of a story is often called the “red thread.” In my story of deep connection to the waters of the world,the thread is blue.
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by Sylvia Taylor
I was watching a YouTube TEDxFountain Hills video of Dr. Wallace J. Nichol, California marine biologist, talking about the underpinnings of his recent landmark eco-book, Blue Mind: The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do. He invited the audience to hold a blue marble in our hand and remember when we fell deeply in love with water; to tell each other our “blue marble story.”
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“The Blue Marble” is an image of Earth taken December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon. This 30,000 km view of our exquisite home has enchanted us for nearly 50 years and is one of the most reproduced images in history. I knew exactly where my own “blue marble” was: nestled in the gentle hands of my Quan Yin carving, the Asian goddess of love