Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Three Muses Challenge - Water
I always like when challenge sites give themes a week in advance. It gives me a chance to think about them and ponder my interpretations. When I read that "Water" was the order of the week from the Three Muses Challenge site, I knew that my submission would have to include the Titanic. I have always thought of water as very beautiful and very powerful. I love to sit beside it and swim in it while on vacation but at the same time I respect the fact that it has moods, some of which are angry and capable of taking lives. I've long been fascinated by the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Robert Ballard speak at the Ontario Science Centre about discovering the pieces of this great vessel on the ocean floor. He spoke as a scientist but also as a human and displayed a wide range of emotions as he described his journey of discovery.