the process is the artwork

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

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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:

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