Utrecht University lecturer Otto Spijkers wrote a blog post about the Skyscraper Whale in the Catharijnesingel in Utrecht and the link with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14.
One of the most romantic songs by singer-songwriter Tom Waits is entitled “Fish & Bird”. It tells the story of an impossible love between a big whale and a little bird (see here for the lyrics). The fish and bird discuss their future. “You cannot live with me in the ocean”, the whale sighs. Then the little bird replies: “And you cannot live with me in the air. And so, we bewail our fate, and the ocean fills with our tears.” But then the clever little bird comes up with a solution: “The sea surface is like a mirror that you can also see through. When I look down and into this mirror from the skies, I see a bird – that is my reflection – and I see a whale - that's you. Then we are together!”