|Cutest octopus in the world|
I'm not much for doting over invertebrates, really. So I was most putrefied with astonishment to be brought to tears by one. Like most people I place animals in a hierarchy from the simplest forms up, of course reserving the pinnacle for MY kind. In this scheme invertebrates fall somewhere between the heartless reptiles and the rock-like molluscs. But I recently I came across a remarkable video of an octopus coming out of the water and walking on land! That lead me to some research and an article about a special connection a woman developed with a lonely octopus that nearly brought me to tears. (And here's a great video on octopus love!)
We really do long for a deep connection with others and when that bond arises out of the mysterious wiles of nature, it is a most moving thing to us soft-hearted beings. The new movie The Whale, an amazing tale of how an animal captured the hearts of thousands, reminds me of how deeply love runs in this world. Oh how little we're yet aware of it!