Monday, November 4, 2013

World Alive!

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I have always suspected that animals know more than they are able to tell us. That they have something like a sixth sense that allows them to stay attuned to nature. For example, my little cat - the only one I have left now - Blackie, is very good at keeping time. He is almost always on the deck awaiting my arrival home from work, and usually he is there when I get up in the morning. (Well, Sunday he was a bit off - but we did move the time back!)
This morning I read this interesting little story that was picked up by the Associated Press writer Doug Esser. It seems a pod of orcas (estimated at nearly three dozen) "escorted" a boatload of artifacts belonging to the Suquamish tribe to the new Suquamish museum in Seattle, which city is named for the famous Chief Sealth.
Leonard Forsman, Squamish Tribal Chairman. suggested:
We believe they were welcoming the artifacts home as they made their way back from Seattle, back to the reservation....We believe the orcas took a little break from their fishing to swim by the ferry, to basically put a blessing on what we were on that day. They are fishermen like we are.
Orca Network at Freeland's Howard Garrett found the orca's behavior suggestive:
I can't rule out somehow they could pick up on the mental energy that there is something special there. Or it could be a coincidence.
No, surely not; not "mental energy." Surely there must be a more natural explanation. But what is nature? When I contemplate the Cosmos and how majestic it is, a "mental energy" that permeates the whole is to my mind the best explanation.



  1. Replies
    1. The more I think about it the more it makes sense to me.

  2. Coincidence or not, the fact that it happened seems appropriate. :-) And again, the belief that it is more than coincidence is comforting.

    1. And after all, isn't that what figuring out our worldview is all about, finding comfort? I think so.