Monday, June 05, 2006

Nothing To Do with Anything

A few inspiring aquatic thoughts for and by kind-of-constructivists (although this has nothing to do with education, unless you're planning on being a fisherman or cabana boy):

“The sea-shore is a sort of neutral ground, a most advantageous point from which to contemplate this world. It is even a trivial place. The waves forever rolling to the land are too far-travelled and untamable to be familiar. Creeping along the endless beach amid the sun-squall and the foam, it occurs to us that we, too, are the product of sea-slime.”
Henry David Thoreau, "Cape Cod"

“Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.”
~Stephen Wright