Monday, April 4, 2011

A Tribute to Jules Verne - inspiration from the Google logo

As we immersed the ship into the sea, and succumb to its calling, we see the true majesty of nature beneath the waves. All nature’s loyal subjects were present, with fish of every color and sheen, and great beasts and monsters could all be seen. Beside us there were extravagant palaces and archways that were all colors and hews of which the subjects traversed daily. It was all completely tranquil with beauty unprecedented. No one above the waves could imagine the beauty and freedom that resides under the sea. All things that resided here was beyond understanding and above logic and reason, and was pure and glorious. No man ruled the wonders beneath the waves. by: Nathan


  1. I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Dr. Strange’s class. The sea is a great place I have lived out to sea for months before I loved every bit. I have snorkeled around coral reefs in the Bahamas and had a blast there also. I have never actually went down deep into the sea or ocean. I would like to guess as you stated that it is beautiful from the fish to plants and everything that lives down below. You stated at the end no man rules the wonders beneath the waves is true and that is a great thing that hopefully will never be changed.

  2. I have to be honest...I am afraid of deep water. That being said, the way you describe the "extravagant palaces and archways" makes me see it in my mind...and it's not quite so scary. Very nice writing - keep it up!

  3. I have never been very fond of the great sea. When I go to the beach in Delaware, I stand by the sea I feel small. Then I start to think about how small I really am. The Earth is giant. And I am just one little dot in the middle.

  4. That was really amazing! I could completely picture it all in my head. Great job, Nathan.

  5. Great post Nathan! I must say I am scared of the deep sea. I hope one day I will be able to see the sea as you do. You made it sound wonderful!!

  6. Nathan,

    My name is Michael Armstrong, and I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.

    I am impressed by your description of the ocean. Your language is amazing. I personally don't like the ocean very much because I get very sea sick. I do however understand it's beauty. Jocelyn said in her comment that the sea makes her feel small and that is why she is not very fond of it. I feel that is the power of the sea. If you feel small looking out over the open waters you can realize that you are not the only thing on God's earth.

    Great job. Keep up the good work.

    Michael Armstrong

  7. Hey Nathan,
    I'm a student in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama.

    Your writing is great! It was so descriptive and full of imagery! I love reading something like yours where I'm able to see exactly what you're talking about in my head. I love being out in the ocean, in a boat, looking at the depth and openness of it all. And you're right, when we are on top of the waves in a boat we can't imagine the beauty that is beneath us. It may be scary to some but the uncertainty and the creation is just beautiful.

    Great job!

  8. I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Dr. Strange’s class. Your writing is so descriptive and I really enjoyed reading your post. I live in Gulf Shores Alabama by the ocean and I love it.