Writings: We are SO alike….

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SO alike. Hard to tell us apart....

SO alike. Hard to tell us apart….

Just wanted to share, my friend:

It was a couple of years ago that I was having lunch with my Indian friend Anand. He said something clever (can’t remember what), and I responded, “Yeah, I do it that way, too. Great minds think alike, hey?”

He smiled and said, “In India, when we have a situation like that,  we say, “Fools seldom differ.

Love you, all the same,
Brother Ian

 

CBC: Whale wars: humpbacks versus orcas focus of new study

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A new study in the Marine Mammal Science journal has found that humpback whales (left) will defend other species from orca (right) attacks. (First image: Joe Kearney; second image: Ken Balcomb/Explore)

A new study in the Marine Mammal Science journal has found that humpback whales (left) will defend other species from orca (right) attacks. (First image: Joe Kearney; second image: Ken Balcomb/Explore)

It’s a strange marine phenomenon: humpback whales actively defend other marine mammals like seals and grey whales from orca attacks, according to a new study.

But while some people might call it a rare example of interspecies altruism, the study also found that these attacks are likely a survival behaviour due to orcas’ tendency to feed on humpback calves.

Robert Pitman, a marine ecologist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in southern California, is the lead author of the study recently published in the Marine Mammal Science journal.

He told The Early Edition he first became intrigued about the phenomenon during a research trip to Antarctica.

“One day, we saw a killer whale chasing a seal. [The seal] started swimming out towards where a humpback was at the surface, and the humpback rolled over, and lifted the seal up on its chest,” he said.

Read the rest of the story:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/whale-fight-1.3718931

Writings: Living the answer

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1536490_10154067926960157_3623193719837876300_nI would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.

Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke,
Letters to a Young Poet, 1903