[Coral-List] Water Lilies and Coral Reefs
sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 8 12:01:01 EST 2017
During World War I, Claude Monet painted his water lilies, now on display at oval exhibition rooms at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France. What was the point of painting through the horrors of the war? Because he knew the war would end one day, and he wanted to heal the people afterward by looking at the beauty of his impressionist water lilies.
We, the coral reef community, invest our passion in understanding, conserving and restoring coral reefs. Humanity is at war with nature. Like Monet, we are working hard because we know one day the war will end. We are seeing some small victories already, but we must keep working to ensure, when the war ends, people will still enjoy the beauty and awesome healing power of the oceans and coral reefs.
Don’t despair my friends. We live to fight another day.
Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D.
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