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Write Anywhere #16


Sometimes when things seem overwhelming in your life, you need to get completely out of your element. You need to find a harbor of peace in the midst of the storm. I heard somewhere that looking at a fish aquarium will lower stress. Well, I found the biggest one in town.

Write Anywhere #16 Aquarium

Oklahoma Aquarium jellyfish - taken with my cell phone camera!

On a cold blustery Thursday I visited the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma. I explored the exhibits before walking into the coral reef exhibit, where I settled down on a bench. The beautiful creatures gliding effortlessly through the water makes you think of something majestic, ancient and immense. Daily problems shrink in comparison.

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm 42:7

My favorite creature was an old rainbow parrotfish sauntering through the reef, unruffled by the schools of faster fish hurrying here and there.

rainbow parrotfish

The aquarium was almost empty that day, and allowed me about an hour of uninterrupted writing time. Then I wandered over to an area in the back just in time to see the sharks feeding in their tank. The sharks performed a graceful and mesmerizing ballet (with no blood involved). I took a video on my phone that turned out okay, but check out this video of one of the biggest aquariums in the world for a ballet of epic proportions.

Where did you write this week?

Question: Do you have a place you go to take a small break from the everyday?

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