An ocean (from Greek Ὠκεανὸς, “okeanos” Oceanus) is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Approximately 71% of the Earth‘s surface (~3.6×108 km2) is covered by ocean, a continuous body of water that is customarily divided into several principal oceans and smaller seas.
More than half of this area is over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep.
Do you remember what it felt like to wonder about things? To feel small?
Not wonder like a scientist; to find an answer.
To simply think about how big the world is and how little you are.
Read that quoted paragraph again: “Approximately 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by ocean.”
Forget New York.
That’s 71% of the world that you’ll likely never see in your life. 71% of the earth that, unless you have more money than you know what to do with, a ridiculous work ethic, and/or an incredible disdain for a white whale, you probably won’t even try to see.
Don’t even get me started on the sky. Geez.
This life we live really is quite mind-boggling. And, contrary to popular opinion, inadequacy is worth feeling every once and a while.
Creativity—after all—often means not knowing.