Strange cloud formation and dust storms over Death Valley

Friday, November 6, 2020

Eight handed


Lena told me to watch My Octopus Teacher on Netflix quite some time ago. Not sure why I waited so long.

It is a truly remarkable and beautifully filmed documentary.

You will never think of this amazing species the same way again. I will definitely never eat one again.

I lived in Greece with a fisherman for a short time in the 1970's on the Island of Ios in the Cyclades.

I went out with them fishing one night and watched them kill an octopus trapped in their net. They bit the eye. The octopus let out the most blood curdling sound I have ever heard. I still feel terrible for what I witnessed and doubly so now.

I had no idea they are such an intelligent and incredible species. Highly evolved, almost beyond reckoning. I learned a lot.

"What she taught me was that you are a part of this place and not a visitor. That is a huge difference."


shawnintland said...

Okay, now that you finally watched it, you have to watch this one;
My Kreepy Teacher

Anonymous said...

It really is a wonderful documentary. Such beautiful and intelligent beings.