The demands of this job keep me too much in Vancouver...but today, I will celebrate Oceans Day with the community of Sointula (“Harmony”) on Malcolm Island. Maybe today, the orcas will finally let me see them again.
|This is the picture I wish I'd taken...|
I've been trying for over an hour now to write something full of the kind of hope and joy and wonder that an encounter with an orca can engender. Something really positive about the future of the oceans (herring return to Squamish!), the critical role oceans play in maintaining the health of the planet ('every second breath you take', etc.) or maybe about the mystery of the depths and the wonders yet to be discovered. But something keeps stalling me mid-paragraph: a voice in the back of my head, saying, "It's the economy, stupid."