Dolphins

Fresco of Dolphins, ca. 1600 BC, from Knossos, Crete.

 

I chose dolphins as my logo. Believing on Wikipedia, I selected a few reasons to explain why:

1.  Dolphins are one of Earth’s most intelligent (and cutest) animals, so it is my preferred animal. Their ancestors have been around roughly 55 million years ago.

They had time to build a reputation! They are good company and role model to a newbie  blogger. 

2. The Ancient Greeks considered that spotting dolphins riding in a ship’s wake was a good omen.

Is there a better way to welcome you on this blog? Sharing Good luck!

3. Dolphins are highly social animals and show strong social bonds. They live in diverse and crowded pods, interchange easily, and will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.

Human blogging is a social activity and remaining in the blogosphere requires flexibility, cooperation and openness. 

4. Most dolphins have acute eyesight, and they can hear frequencies ten times or more above the upper limit of adult human hearing. The dolphin’s sense of touch is also well-developed. They do have a sense of  taste and show preferences for certain kinds of fish.

A blogger’s touch, sight, listening and taste senses to write well should slightly imitate the dolphin’s sense, if one, like me, intends to venture in the ocean of life’s  observations.  

5. Generally, dolphins sleep with only one brain hemisphere in slow-wave sleep at a time, thus maintaining enough consciousness to breathe and to watch for possible predators and other threats.  In captivity, dolphins seemingly enter a fully asleep state where both eyes are closed and there is no response to mild external stimuli.

Bloggers of the Blogging 101 course have had to develop a new sleeping pattern and style, while trying to keep up with daily tasks and other parts of our lives. I am convinced that if we reach day 30 of this course in one piece, we are true dolphins. Writing when inspiration arrives makes us sleep only with one brain hemisphere, as the other one is busy thinking…

 

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9 thoughts on “Dolphins

  1. See Lucile, this is why YOU rock. Not only did you add a blavatar (which is awesome BTW), you blogged about it. Duh, why didn’t I think of that? Well, that’s why I am obsessed with Blogging 101 and loving our community of bloggers. Now that you have thrown down that gauntlet, I will have to do a quick blog, which will probably make me late to work (LOL!)

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    1. Terri, thank you so very much for your comment. You’re very kind. I just got back home after a long day followed by a work’s social event, and guess what I was thinking about doing, as soon as I would get home? Blogging 101. LOL! It has been great fun here particularly because of people like you.Thanks! I’m curious to read your post as well.

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I checked yours and enjoyed very much to read about your experience. It is fun to read and makes us think on our attachments to things. Thanks for sharing it too. Let’s go to blogging201? Lucile

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