Carmel: Curiosity

A sea otter

The distance between the marine mammals and where we were allowed  to observe had one compromise; if the otter or seal wanted to check us out they could come as close as they wanted to. 

Patti and I were talking when just 4 feet in front of us appeared this face – in the kelp studying our looks and listening to our voices, then plop back into the deep.  Later another otter appeared at the same distance.  And then at one point I heard a splash and was told a seal had appeared behind our kayak and looked and disappeared. 

Feeding the otters

For each of them, in their full playfulness, this quality existed: they were curious.  I wondered if we stop being curious about our world and each other if we stop playing too?

A seal

2 Responses to “Carmel: Curiosity”

  1. Ahhhh . . . curiosity! I think we would all be so much happier if we could tap into that natural ability. Babies and sea otters have it!

    You visited one of my favorite places in the whole world, Dee, and I love reading about it. Thank you!

  2. Thanks Verna–yes curosity is so underrated—to be curious is such a gift!!