Friday, February 3, 2012

Definition of Beauty

Humpback whales.  Never given them much thought.  Stocky dark coloured body incorporating a hump.  Head and jaw covered with knobs.  Not particularly beautiful at all.  Dismissing them as ugly in fact.  Judging them solely on pictures I had seen.  Now spending a few days sharing these warm waters.  Swimming and snorkelling in their breeding grounds.  Marvelling at their spectacular breaching and tail slapping.  Entertained by the males singing their complex songs. Smiling at young ones playfully engaged.  Offering me an opportunity to rethink my definition of beauty.

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