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Seal Aquarium of the Pacific

It has been quite a frosty week here in Chicago.  As the weekend approaches, I have been trying to think warm thoughts! Ah, here is one that reminds me of warmth and humor!  The above picture was taken when we visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California a few months ago.  This delightful seal was mesmerized by the keys the woman was tossing to her husband and vice-versa.  In this photo it is hard to see that there is glass between them.  I loved watching this seal’s inquisitive response to a tiny set of keys.

This reminds me that we all need to give ourselves permission to sometimes see things through child-like eyes.  Not ‘childish’, which connotes an adult immaturity or inappropriate response; what I am referring to is the wonder of a child.  Seeing through the eyes of a child brings with it a sense of seeing the ‘ordinary’ as ‘extraordinary’.  The seal is having a delightful time watching the keys fly into the air; he isn’t aware of its simplicity to those watching him.  He is merely having fun for the sake of it all!  Lessons abound here, even in waves of water!!

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21 thoughts on “The Friday File – Surprising the Seal!

  1. John says:

    The Seal looks like a dog! So cute. I saw on the local weather your getting a serious blast of deep cold, stay toasty!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      He does look like a doggie, doesn’t he, John? *LOL* We are getting a blast of deep cold. Although, you know John, I mustn’t complain, lest I be reminded by my fellow Canucks what “REAL” cold is (especially the hearty Prairie folks)!! *LOL* I’ll stay toasty, and you remember your sunscreen, my friend!! Cher xo

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      1. John says:

        Sunscreen, never use it. ❄️☀️

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        J O H N!!!!!!!!! 😉

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      3. John says:

        What!! I didn’t tell you the temp here today…

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        No, you left that detail out!! 😉

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  2. I really liked this posting. Excellent reminder how we sometimes get “stuck” in how we see things 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Kimberly! I most definitely need reminding, so I appreciate that others do as well!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  3. Such wise words dear Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! Thank YOU, dear Lyn!!! Cher xo

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  4. cadeauca says:

    “we all need to give ourselves permission to sometimes see things through child-like eyes.” This is so, so true.

    Also that seal is adorable!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I completely agree my dear!! Ah yes, that seal is adorable, isn’t he? What a cutie!! Cher xo

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    A good idea to think about California, Cher! That really warms me up… haha. Been at that aquarium too. Beautiful!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I think it’s a good idea too, Erika! Definitely warms me up as well! Oh have you? It’s a great aquarium, isn’t it? Cher xo

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        It was awesome to visit! Later we went to that little village on the shore next to it. I don’t know the name but it was so cute with restaurants.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Oh yes, I know exactly the place! I think it is actually called, “Shoreline Village”!! *LOL* Cher xo

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      3. Erika Kind says:

        Ah, yes!!! The Shoreline Village!!! YAY!!! 😃😃

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