The Blue

A homage on the occasion of World Ocean Day. Millions of years ago life sprang out of the oceans, let us do all that we can to make sure that the oceans continue to live and we along with it. Save Our Seas!

The Blue
© Moira G. Gallaga

A child bobs and weaves in the swell of the powerfully gentle ocean.
The spray wets his face and the smell fills his senses.
Peace, tranquillity, beauty – this is my favourite memory.

Mother Earth’s blue blood wraps her shores in mighty oceans and beautiful seas,
Bringing life
and sustenance
and travel
and trade
and security
and serenity to all who walk her lands.
A complex web of life untangles effortlessly in a grand design surpassing any human mind.

Ancient pioneers sailed her endless seas to find distant lands,
They lived
and thrived
and learned
and developed
and respected the genius of her biodiversity.
A mutually beneficial symbiosis respected a grand design surpassing any human mind.

Then we grew and grew and forgot what we knew
and fished and ate
and pillaged the oceans which asphyxiate
as our devastation began to accelerate
and generation by generation we underestimate
the slow inexorable truth of how we untangle a grand design surpassing any human mind.

Sustainable fishing, educated waste management, respect for her trade routes, cleaning her shores, fighting endless carbon emissions and global warming, respect for the delicate balance of marine life… grand ideas surpassing any human mind?

A child bobs and weaves in the swell of the powerfully gentle ocean.
The spray wets his face and the smell fills his senses.
Peace, tranquillity, beauty – is this is an extinct memory?

No! No! No! Run through the streets and shout it from rooftops!
For a new generation is born!

Mother Earth is forgiving and loving and able to regenerate,
She smiles as a new generation spreads the word…
A simple word
And action
And respect
And love
And a global effort that will breathe new life into our mighty oceans and revive a complex web of life that untangles effortlessly in a grand design surpassing any human mind.

Every day is World Ocean Day.©

Recently resigned civil servant from the Philippine Foreign Service. Specializes in Protocol and served 3 Philippine Presidents. Assigned with her diplomat husband and son to Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. for 6 and a half years.

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