Artificial Habitat

Greetings, and best ever Christmas wishes to you. These pics were taken recently at a nearby Public Aquarium.

I feel that from the point of view of these marvellous and beautiful creatures, their world is a sort of prison. We have built a prison for them, even as we build prisons for ourselves. Encouragingly enough though, these particular captives don’t seem to suffer from any shortage of stimulation in this well-kept artificial habitat of theirs. How lovely it is too, to see the faces of visiting children light up in wonder at their first ever glimpse of these living marvels.

I wish that all captive creatures* were treated so well; and I hope that one day soon, we will agree to honour them all, and nature, in deep and wiser ways. 

With that, may I wish you strength, and peace, to carry you into what promises to be a very stimulating New Year.

Be undivided in your affectionate kindness for all life. Keep your mind flexible.

*Including mermaids.

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

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Die Gedanken Sind Frei.

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Greetings to all. I’ve been meaning to post this pic for quite a while. I took it in 2005, after the fish had waited, posing this way for me these last several million years. How boldly a fish swims. Alone they prosper in the great and wild ocean, never fearing for a moment that they might drown. I added the colours to lend them an appearance of life; though that big one looks to me like he could still take your finger off.

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It seems, in a way,  ironic that leaderless creatures as humble as these can leave so permanent an impression of their ancient lives on this earth. In a world dominated by thought, if fish could be said to think, I think it might be fair to say that they think for themselves.

With that said, I think will wrap it up again for this time. I hope you enjoyed your visit. I am on the better side of a bout of flu right now, and looking forward to feeling fewer unpleasant sensations in a day or so. Wish me luck. Namaste and Peace from Amras.

I think as I please
And this gives me pleasure.
My conscience decrees,
This right I must treasure.
My thoughts will not cater
To duke or dictator,
No man can deny —
Die gedanken sind frei.

~ German 16th-century peasant song (revived as a protest anthem against
the Nazi regime)

die gedanken sind frei
(“thoughts are free”)

Photography ©Francis Moloney.

What Lies Above

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I like to imagine a tiny fish living in his tiny rock pool. He cannot see what lies above the surface of the water, because when he looks there, he sees only his own reflection.  His universe is closed.  Now, if you submerge three or four fingers into the pool, what do you suppose the fish will see? – alien objects invading his universe, several of them.  If he were a thinking fish he would  assume, logically, that three or four individual worm-like monsters had invaded his world.  How could he know that he was not really looking at three or four wormy things, but in reality, one human hand simply stirring his pool.

When we observe extra dimensional phenomena, they source from beyond our human experiential and cognitive fields.  We can only describe our experiences according to the limits imposed upon us by our languages and our programming. During this earthly sojourning, these abilities are rendered inadequate for an ‘eagle’s eye’ view of reality. The price of incarnation

In an unlimited universe, we share material limitations along with all other living things

Understanding this, lets intend now to become kinder to ourselves, and then perhaps it will follow that we should become kinder to each other.

With sincere thanks and appreciation to all follows and givers of likes. I have been too poorly to do much writing of late, and apart for some daily tweeting, I haven’t spent as much time online as I would like. I hope this will improve as time goes on.  For now, please enjoy the artwork, and keep on creating those wonderful WordPress reads.

Namaste and peace from Amras.

Artwork ©Francis Moloney.