DAY 4

I have to describe what I think paradise is.
To be honest, I’m not really sure where paradise would be physically but I know all of the other characteristics that it would have.
I decided to see what Wikipedia and Answers.com had to say about ‘paradise’.

Wikipedia – “Paradise is a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless. It is conceptually a counter-image of the miseries of human civilization, and in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Paradise is a place of contentment, but it is not necessarily a land of luxury and idleness. It is often used in the same context as that of utopia.”

I would agree with this 100%. These are all the things in which I think incorporates ‘paradise’. But I also think that for a place to be paradise it wouldn’t have to be 100% perfect. Some minor flaws are expected to appareciate the real utopia that is ‘paradise’.

Answers.com –
n.
1. often Paradise The Garden of Eden.
2. Christianity.
1. The abode of righteous souls after death; heaven.
2. An intermediate resting place for righteous souls awaiting the Resurrection.
3. A place of ideal beauty or loveliness.
4. A state of delight.

I somewhat agree with these deffinitions also, but more so that it is a state of delight and a place of ideal beauty.

My paradise would be similar to somewhere off George In The Jungle. A tree house in the middle of the jungle near a waterfall or creek and a place thriving with animals and fresh fruit.
Somewhere warm but not too hot.

Either that or at Jellyfish Lake in Palau which contains around 7 million jelly fish! Because the lake is fairly isolated the jelly fish have evolved to contain weakly consentrated stingers. Jellyfish Lake is stratified into two layers, an oxygenated upper layer and a lower anoxic layer which is about 15m deep . The lake is the only marine lake in Palau which is open to tourists and only snorkelling is allowed. Scuba diving is banned for two reasons:
– The bubbles from scuba tanks can harm the jellyfish if they collect beneath their bell.
– The anoxic layer that begins at about 15 meters contains high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide which can be absorbed through the skin of a diver which can lead to death.

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