Saturday, 21 February 2015

Rihanna, diamonds in the sky

"Diamonds in the sky", mysterious lyrics ?
How about corals in the hilltops of Barbados ?

In the excellent series,"Earth Story" episode ,"The Big Freeze" Aubrey Manning interviews earth scientist Maureen Raymo who explains how the multiple coral terraces up the hillsides of Barbados got to be there as a result of a combination of repeated ice ages & tectonic uplift. The oldest stagshorn coral on the hill top were dated to 125,000 years old. See Wikipedia article about Barbados. It says there are water eroded caves such as Harrison's cave where stalactites and stalagmites  can be seen

Has Rihanna ever sung or talked about this ?
I'd like to hear Rihanna singing about the sea shells on her sea shore.
 Maybe she could sing a coral fishers song while wearing three appropriately placed scallop shells ?
Throughout antiquity, scallops and other hinged shells have symbolized the feminine principle.
Many paintings of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and fertility, included a scallop shell in the painting to identify her. This is evident in Botticelli's classically inspired,' The Birth of Venus' (jocularly nicknamed 'Venus on the half-shell')

Planet Venus looks like a diamond in the sky on 21st Feb 2015 with Mars half a degree above.
 See on Youtube from 9:00

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