Every night these days, I spend walking on the beach and looking up at the cosmos and keeping my eyes pretty much glued on Orion and Sirius. Last night, I was accompanied by some dolphins playing in the ghost lights coming from a a nearby anchored shrimpboat. The dolphins were extremely frisky and I saw so much light glinting off their wet skin as the boat lights created pools of luminescence in the water. Something about being in the company of their high energy selves and both of us being under the canopy of space and stars above gave me that sense of 'Presence' I have mentioned in recent blogs.
As I look at this evocative painting by Stephanie ( that never fails to move me), I realize that it echoes what I feel when I look at this part of the night sky. I feel a raptness, and an attentiveness, and a sense of aniticipation like I am waiting for something yet, at the same time, I have no need for anything. I feel complete and happy and grateful for being hugged and nourished by the vastness above me. Orion and Sirius feel like dear and ancient friends who have much to tell me. My only job with them is to listen.
I have not the least doubt that dolphins star gaze and notice constellations and shooting stars. I have not the least doubt that they share with each other about these things. At some point in my life, I foresee looking at the night sky in the water next to a dolphin friend doing the same thing. When that happens, I will turn to the dolphin and say "wow. I just had a deja vu!', which will be true because I do have a faint memory of having already done this, in some time and space. I hereby officially give notice, I am ready to do this again.
I am writing this blog on 12 -12- 12. I don't think that is any accident.