The kiss of the oceans

September 21, 2023


“A postcard, circa 1912-1915, shows the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as two women kissing each other. with the Panama Canal between them.” (

“To commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the ‘Kiss of the Oceans’ postcard was created to tell the famous and fascinating story of one of the world’s greatest technological achievements. Until its creation, the only way to travel between the two oceans was to sail around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. The canal was an astounding engineering feat that has had a major and vital impact on the world systems of power, politics, and commerce. Over one million ships have traveled through the Canal in the last century.” (UBIQUE, American Geographical Society)

~ many believe they are two mermaids who are kissing across Panama, as well as many other thoughts or ideas
~ the artist is Issac L. Maduro, Jr., an artist and photographer from Panama

Love’s Philosophy

Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792 –1822
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle—
Why not I with thine?See the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdain’d its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea—
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

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