You are Cordially Invited to a Private Jacques Cousteau Style of Adventure

NeptuneInScorpio.

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I’m probably misleading you with the title of this post…

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It wouldn’t be the first time that I did that…

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It has been done to me too…

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Being mislead…

is a common experience.

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We all mislead and we are all mislead.

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Sometimes it is deliberate and sometimes it is accidental…

Good luck trying to figure out which is which,

sometimes it is easy to tell, sometimes it is not.

Sometimes the deceiver thinks they are being honest… and sometimes they know they are not,

sometimes the deceived know they are being deceived and let themselves go with it, and sometimes they do not on all counts,

but it happens anyway.

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Welcome to the human experience adventure.

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So…

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I empathise…

whether I am empathic towards you… rather than otherwise,

is another thing entirely,

and depends quite a bit on how you interpret that notion,

the notion of empathy.

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Frankly… my notion of empathy seems to deviate from that of others,

therefore their notion deviates from mine,

or so it seems to me.

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And is such a notion mutual,

a mutual experience,

mutually shared…?

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So… my notion of what an adventure entails may well differ from what others think it is and could be.

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Such is life.

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Such is the human adventure.

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Adventures, at least in my mind, are often about misadventures,

being mislead and… lead astray…

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Considering how many variations of descriptive terms which we have for being lead astray…

in fiction, non-fiction and otherwise…

it is a common occurrence.

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We still find our way somehow through it all.

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Finding our way,

some way,

in the myriad of ways,

which may be misleading or may be leading…

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Be careful of the signs which you choose to follow,

be aware,

beware.

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Is part of the adventure and experience (points) we gain through all our adventures and misadventures…

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Blah blah blah…

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Cousteau.

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Jacques Cousteau.

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Oceanic adventures… and so much more.

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Influenced my life,

as a child,

as an adult who is influenced by the influences which influenced my child self.

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Some things just stick,

get under your skin and stay there.

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Sharks.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…

when did you ever think that once you knew the water wasn’t as safe as it at first seemed?

In a bathtub maybe,

or a swimming pool…

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Maybe you never saw the films which I saw.

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The bathtub and swimming pool… same as the ocean.

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Look before you leap or leap and then look…

Ooops…

rewind…?

respawn…?

reload…?

Only in games, it seems… but sometimes we survive the first chance in RL and get a second one.

Do we squander it or…?

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It’s all an adventure, no matter how careful you are…

sometimes being careful…

is what makes it all so much more dangerous.

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Love it…

Hate it…

Danger, that is…

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Sometimes it is the attraction and sometimes it is the repulsion,

sometimes it is both,

all at once.

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Sometimes you’re the bait and sometimes you’re the shark,

and sometimes the shark is the bait,

and the bait is the shark…

and sometimes you’re Jacques Cousteau.

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Enjoy your adventures, love it and hate it…

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Best wishes from a fellow adventurer in this thing,

this adventure,

called being human,

and life.

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Tiger_shark by Albert kokTiger Shark (galeocerdo cuvier) by Albert kok

This image is under a Creative Commons license which allows me to use it and alter it as long as I credit the original photographer.

I used this image in my photo, as a layer, the other images, layers, used are mine, which are also under a creative commons license.

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I share too.

Share and share alike.

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