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Sign the Petition to Free the Californian Orcas at SeaWorld

I am usually not political, but I have always felt strongly about this issue. A petition has arisen to end the orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego in California. What this means is that these beautiful creatures would no longer perform for people’s entertainment and money. They would live the rest of their days in seapens, in real ocean, with real space. All we need to do is sign this petition. It’s only one signature, your signature, but it counts and means a great deal to these orcas and animals around the world.

Please sign the petition here

Thank you.

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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Unknown to this World

 

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Arrgh!

What makes pirates so fascinating? Is it the clothing? Is it the language? The ships? The lack of hygiene? Johnny Depp? Regardless of why, it is apparent that pirates, for awhile now, have gained popularity, not that the pirates care. 

I don’t know the reasons of others, but I, myself, have always loved pirate lore. I don’t mean the Disney movies, even though they were good. When I was young, I would read nonfiction books about famous pirates, such as Blackbeard, Black Bart, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, and various others during the Golden Age of Piracy. Pirates date all the way back to ancient times, way before infamous names were spoken with fear, and continue today, although less glorified. 

My fascination of pirates stems from many things, but the biggest being freedom. I love the idea of being able to sail the ocean with no agenda, but just to feel the waves rock you back and forth. I love the idea of sword-fighting, pistol shooting, rum-drinking, and plundering your way through life. I love the idea of living in a freedom that allows you to do what you want.

Now, would I be a good pirate? Probably not. I’m too nice. But you never have heard of a pirate who wasn’t happy. Isn’t that what humanity seeks? Happiness. We all strive for it one way or another, whether it be making enough money to not have debts or living close to family to grow stronger together. It’s all relative. Pirates always seemed happy, even if their lifespan was short. Perhaps that is why people adore the legends of piracy.

So, whether you’re a buccaneer or privateer, do you ever dream of a life of piracy?

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Unknown to this World

 

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Free…

Most people are captive in their own lives: chained to their burdens like Marley was in A Christmas Carol. We often see animals in cages and think how terrible it would be to not move about freely, but we forget that freedom is not just about moving. Entrapment still occurs within the soul.

You are the only one carrying the burden that drags behind you, pulling you down. So many things, even small things, can cause us to feel trapped. Our cage may not be of bars and steel, but it still consumes our energy and happiness like a leech with blood.

Freedom or Captivity?

Freedom is different for every person. No one can tell you how to feel free. It should be natural, like an instinct. Something that you crave. We all crave to feel free.

So, are you free?

 
 

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Escaping the City

Today I happened upon a nice little path that led me into creation…

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Australia

 

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Dance in Color

Beauty comes from the soul of a person, not the skin. If it came from the skin, then people would be divided into two races: glowing, flawless skin and boils pussing from each pore.

The world is a beautiful painting filled with colors of the rainbow and light of the prism, both seen and unseen. Cultures make this rich blend like coffee beans of many countries, combined to create a sweet aroma of the people of the world. Celebrate each difference together and rejoice with the purest joy and then the true spirit of the world will reveal herself to you. She will embrace you like the prodigal son and never let you forget the feeling of bliss: a world with no skin color, no language, no money, no status… open your eyes and see the true beauty of our Mother, the only Mother, we all share together on this one planet. Dance in the colors of life, falling from the sky like rain in the spring, and together we will dance as She comforts us under her blankets of clouds. Brown, peach, yellow, hazel, sand, white… one song, the song of the earth, joins us hand in hand in a dance for no one and everyone, for the named and the nameless, for the forgotten and the fame, for the lucky and the struggling… Do not simply look at the painting of beauty, jump into it, dive into it, drown in it. Swim amongst its pages of calligraphy and cleanse yourself with the joy of knowledge and freedom.

Is there hope for humanity? I see hope in every child’s innocent smile, in every arm raised together in love, in every embrace of acceptance… there is hope as long as there is laughter and love.

If every continent were connected by underwater passageways, would the blend of cultures and peoples create a unity of love for each other as fellow man and woman?

Can someone be proud of their country and culture, and still accept everyone else in the world or will jealousy and rivalry interject into every conversation?

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Love, Stream of Consciousness, World Problems

 

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