When was the last time you looked, really looked up close at a jelly?
Something about that smooth, yolky bell, the lacy plume floating behind, the whip-like tentacles… We went to the Monterey Aquarium last September, wandered into the jelly exhibit and were more or less transfixed.
I meant to post these pictures months ago, and then life sort of got away from me, but I kept coming back to iPhoto and pulling up these pictures every few weeks.
Just losing myself in them. There’s something almost hypnotic to me. The way they moved, so serene and yet social, gently butting heads and getting their arms all entangled.
Carl took pictures. I just wandered from tank to tank, soaking it all in.
Necessary sometimes (and especially in winter) to see beauty like this, like a flu shot or a vitamin tablet—only positive instead of eternally negative.
I am, I think, a little in love with the jellies.
And, more so than ever in January.