Through the Neptunian keyhole
Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of my fondest childhood memories: climbing into my parents’ bed on Sunday mornings to watch the idiosyncratic television series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1968-1976) and Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (1980).
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who “showed a generation how to get to know, love and protect the precious natural environment which lay beneath the surface of the water. (ref).”
Some of the episodes are on youtube: