The haenyeo, the free divers of Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea, are a matrifocal society where women bring home the bacon–or should I say abalone.
There are five gyres in the world’s oceans. What’s a gyre, you might ask. I thought the same thing when I first came across the concept.
The ‘dangerous’ part of a stingray is its tail. The toxins in venoms have evolved to target highly specific components of their prey’s vital bodily functions.
The staple food source in most of Southeast Asia is rice. It is a plant that acquires its nutrients from the water–and not the soil in which it grows.
I may be out at sea, but a volcano resides within me.
Once upon a time, there lived a prince by the name of Sang Nila Utama. He hailed from the Srivijayan Empire in Palembang on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
Oh what a wondrous world. The womb. The womb of the world.
“The Sea or Ocean often is connected with the “primal waters,” amniotic fluid, and the origins of life.”
This world teems with life, with wonderment, with ancient knowledge and wisdom that seemed lost.