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When I Look in Your Eyes — 3 Comments

  1. That was heavy. I didn’t know the part about you singing that with your Mom. I had a similar, but slightly different take on that event. The truth was, for me, that maybe the scariest thing is to die alone. I really wanted the seal to know he wasn’t alone – I wanted him to know that someone cares whether he lives or dies and would prefer that he lives. I was a little worried that we might make him uncomfortable, but I sincerely believe we brought some comfort. He didn’t seem frightened and made no attempt to get away from us or warn us off.In my head I know the odds were not good for that seal.In my heart, I choose to believe that he recovered and swam off to be with his seal friends.Schrodinger’s Seal here for me. I’d rather not look in the box, but this nagging part of me would rather know the truth. So if you know, please let me know what happened to the seal.I’d like to know what Rachel felt about it all.

  2. Funny how we each have different experiences of the same event. I too am interested in what Rachel saw and felt.I did go back out to the seal that evening and hung out with him/her through the sunset. Sang a few songs. When a wave came up and washed over the seal his stood up as best as a seal can, cupped his right flipper and slurped sea water out of the cup. I think he was dehydrated. Upon seeing that, I ran back home, got a can of tuna fish and two tupperwares full of tap water. He wanted nothing to do with any of it or me. I actually think I scared him by trying to get the food/water close to him. I told him I’d be back the next morning, but I got busy and neglected to go. The truth, if I really look into it, is probably closer to my not wanting to go back out there to find the dead seal. He was shivering some when I left him so I can only imagine that the evening was hard on him. The following day there was no sign of the seal. I have a feeling he died.

  3. Funny thing – if Rachel had gone down to the beach the day before, or if for some other reason, we had decided to not go down to the beach, we would have seen the Blushin’ Roulette’s and not shared this experience at all.Or, we could have just stayed safe and warm in the Sea Sanctuary.But unless we know otherwise, it’s still Schrodinger’s seal for me. Could be it was better off in the water and the tide took him on out to sea where he fully recovered and went on to…OK, you’re probably right.

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