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Oh, French Open

Why are you treating Serena’s outfit so badly? She used it to address blood clots, you know, her health. It covered more than some other tennis outfits do. What else will French Tennis Federation announce is “too far”?*

 

 

 

The Ninth Wave

Have you heard of “the ninth wave”?

 

Sailors used the term to refer to an incredibly sized wave that comes after a succession of incrementally larger waves.  The term has been referenced in written work since at least the late 1800s, when Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King: The coming of Arthur” was published.  In this work, he wrote

“…And then the two Dropt to the cove, and watched the great sea fall,

Wave after wave, each mightier than the last,

Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep…”

In Irish mythology, the Ninth Wave is the barrier separating the Earthly world from the otherworld (or Hy Breasil).  The Celtic Queen of the Banshees is Clíodhna. She usually took the form of a sea bird and was swept away by a wave.  Cliodnha is said to rule the ninth wave of every series of waves and large waves are knows as her waves.

 

There are more types of waves than those made of water. Can this view of a Ninth Wave be extrapolated into an astral or cosmic interpretation? What if we are subject to a ninth wave repeatedly, on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly basis without ever realizing it? Without having to see or watch or count? What happens after one passes over and through us?

Could it mean we can always be in touch with the otherworld or inhabitants of it can always be in touch with us?

 

More information about the Ninth Wave

 

image from NASA.gov

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