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Kapaho Tide Pools on the Big Island

When the ebbing tide retreats
Along the rocky shoreline,
It leaves a trail of tidal pools
In a short-lived galaxy.
Each microcosmic planet
A complete society.

A simple kind mirror
To reflect upon our own.
All the busy little creatures
Chasing out their destinies.
Living in their pools,
They soon forget about the sea…

— Neil Peart, “Tide Pools”

Kapaho Tide Pools, Hawaii

This is on the east side of the island, in Puna, Hawaii.

Or, maybe, it’s a shot of… the Universe.

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Lyrics: “Natural Science” by Rush, from Permanent Waves