It’s good sometimes to get quiet, and to go inward.
This beautiful sea anemone is submerged in an intertidal pool. When it feels safe, it opens up like a beautiful flower. Its tentacles reach toward the sun, sway gently with the currents.
Like most sea creatures, the anemone adapts quickly to the ocean’s ebb and flow. When the water recedes, the anemone pulls in its tentacles. Camouflaged now by bits of quartz and seashells, it lies motionless in the sand. The risks are fewer, now that it’s less exposed to the elements. But when the tides turn, and danger passes, the anemone will once again present its most beautiful self to the world.
And there you have it: One of life’s most useful secrets, exposed by the sea anemone.
On a tangential note, I’ve been playing with some new photo apps. I made a little meme with WordSwag, which you are welcome to download & share.