Ocean Dreams

“The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately supporting all living organisms. Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration.” And yet, “To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.

Spiritually, the ocean is a moody entity. At times, cold. During storms, this cold can seem either inhospitable or mischievous – challenging as a dare. Come on, it taunts. Are you afraid of the cold? Come play! Sometimes, the ocean seems angry – as if, no matter how lovely it looks, there lurks a menace just below the surface. Keep out, it whispers. You are not welcome here. I listen, I won’t go in past my ankles when the ocean’s being like that. It feels like rejection. But at other times, warm, gentle waves coax me further into the ocean’s watery embrace. It is at these times I feel as if I could slip into the waves and swim towards the horizon. Or at least as far out as the shrimp boats.

Oddly, I’ve never had a great desire to learn SCUBA diving. All that apparatus seems terribly constraining. I’d rather sprout scales and fins.

“Under the sea… under the sea… Darling it’s better, down where it’s…” Wait, what? We let kids sing that?

I would love to stay in an undersea hotel, or dine in an undersea restaurant, like this one in Maldives:


Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; Innocents & Demons; and A New Leaf for Lyle. You can find her books on Amazon at For more information on her children's books, please visit

Latest posts by HollyJahangiri (see all)

Please share this post!

7 Responses to “Ocean Dreams”

  1. Pierre Laberge

    In space, that is ONE final Frontier. But here on Earth, the sea is….

  2. Entrepreneurial Goddess says:

    Hello there.
    I’ve always loved the ocean, the sounds of the waves coming and going. I love to swim, but I’m not too curious about what’s underneath. I’ll stick to land where I can plant my two feet.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    • Hi! Welcome to my blog, EG. You can plant your feet in the ocean, too – you just need a really big weight… 🙂 I enjoy snorkeling where the water’s clear and there are tropical fish. I just have little interest in carrying around a lot of equipment to do it. A face mask is okay, the better to see all that’s underwater. But I don’t mind opening my eyes underwater, either.
      HollyJahangiri recently posted…Ocean DreamsMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, including by scrolling this page or navigating elsewhere within this site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information, click here.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. (You should see this notice no more than once a month.)