IN THE WAVES AND UNDERNEATH
Robert D. Rossel, Ph.D.
“. . . Those who study foam and flotsam near the edge
have purposes, and they’ll explain them at length!
Those who look out to sea become the sea,
and they can’t speak about that. On the beach
there’s desire-singing and rage-ranting,
the elaborate language-dance of personality,
but in the waves and underneath there’s no volition,
no hypocrisy, just love forming and unfolding.”
“In the Waves and Underneath” from The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems by Coleman Barks
It has been my pleasure to experience the magic of this “world underneath” over the years with an undying passion for scuba diving. I experience the magic of the world underneath as if in a dream where I am flying and greeted by love continuously forming and unfolding. My sister recently sent me these stunning pictures taken in the world underneath that give a flavor or the magic and wonder of that world. I share them with you here so you can share in the experience of love forming and unfolding.
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