It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.― Hermann Hesse,
Last Friday, we arrived early at the harbor in Cabo San Lucas and boarded a glass-bottomed boat. The sky and sea were a brilliant blue. As we left the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez and rounded the very tip of the Baja peninsula, rocky formations soared upward. The famous El Arco–the arch–was as magnificent as the tour guides claimed.
Appreciate the creation, respect the creator of it, and admire the source of all creativity.
― T.F. Hodge,
On the way, we passed rocky outcroppings where sea lions dozed, lifting their heads as we approached. Curious, we eyed each other.
One of them stretched, lifting his nose towards the sky. These creatures can be funny and wily, and have been “caught” stealing fish out of the hands of fishermen–as you can see in this video.
Surrounded by all this natural beauty, we were filled with wonder and admiration. A deep peace filled us both.
I will be forever thankful of the restful time we spent last week in Mexico. The natural beauty of the Los Cabos area was stunning, as well as the warmth and kindness of the Mexican people. Now that we’ve returned home, my mind circles back to that morning in Cabo. I promise myself that we will return one day. But now, I’d like to know: where is your peaceful refuge? How do you “keep calm and carry on” despite everyday pressures and stress?
To see more “admiration” shots, click on this link. And have a great week, everyone!