The Wordlessness of Wonder (and my video of diving the Banda Sea)

The Wordlessness of Wonder (and my video of diving the Banda Sea)
"In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song." — Kahlil Gibran

Last Monday, I returned home from ten days diving across the Banda Sea in Indonesia.  When friends and family have asked, “How was your trip?” my standard response has been, “Incredible.”  It was, yet that one word doesn’t fully encapsulate how sacred and joyful my journey was. I still can't find the words to describe the inner experience of what I witnessed:

The volcano, Komba, roaring as it exploded throwing molten rocks skyward that tumbled down the side of the crater like a million falling stars.

A full lunar eclipse from start to end lying on the top deck of the boat as we sailed towards our next destination.

At the surface of the sea, a sperm whale, minke whales, dolphins and mobula rays jumping out of the water.

All sorts of weird but wonderful little creatures like squat lobsters and hairy orang-utan crabs.  

Free-swimming turtle head snakes and giant rays hanging gracefully in the current at cleaning stations.

I stuck my hands in warm volcanic sand beneath the sea and had to pull them out because it was too hot.

The highlight and absolute privilege was to witness one of the most extraordinary sights I have ever seen in my life:

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