I’m sure there’s another side to life on an island by yourself – water, food, medicine – but this dude and his turtles, trees, and birds seems pretty happy.
Posted on Kottke and TheKidShouldSeeThis; so you know it’s good.
My email exchange with Mrs. Dude when I shared the video sums it up pretty well…
Dude: Awesome. Email this dude and see if he’ll leave the island to us in his will. 🙂
Mrs. Dude: OMG LOVE this guy! What a great life!!!!
Dude + Nature = Happy. John Muir Agrees.
The Dude is a sucker for the natural world…and a great beard.
This John Muir cat is one rad dude. Loves nature and beards.
A large part of conservation land in the U.S. can be connected to Muir. But beyond any activism – activism always has pros and cons – I dig John’s view that nature is an integral part of our lives, and that we should break away from civilization to “wash [our] spirit clean.”
Happy spring. It’s a beautiful day. Let’s get out there and wash our spirit.
And Muir had a killer beard. Lookin’ good John, lookin’ good.
For anyone interested, here’s a list of 10 Cool Things About John Muir…see, a cool cat.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.”
A while back I posted a link to this article about the high intelligence of the octopus. I mentioned…
“Octopus are amazing. I never realized how amazing. They always seemed pretty cool in a deep down beneath the sea kind of the way, but WOW super cool.”
That article dives deep (like that pun?) into the high intelligence of the octopi. It is well worth the read. I predict amazement.
Inside that squishy body is an intelligence that we barely know. And here’s a video – from The Kid – that backs up the high intelligence theory.
The Mimic Octopus. This dude copies other sea creatures!
Changes shapes and acts like other creatures. An octopus acting like a snake! At one point in the video it is running – yes running – on the sea floor.
Octopi, super rad. My new favorite cephalopod mollusc Enjoy…