While the arrival of our octopus Opcionas (that is his name 😂🐙) I read a lot about what is good environment for her/him.
It is really nice that more and more research is done on these mysterious creatures, but still a long way to go.
Gabija Grušaitė will he/she also be' available for the meetings? ☺️ Or maybe there will be' a separate account to track his/her life?🤪
It feels like Opcionas is becoming the soul animal of this community ❣
I have never seen one in my life and would really love to meet when he or she will be available 😅
Octopus is the only species with super high intelligence (by human standards) known to us that does not engage in any social activities. Primates and dolphins and dogs and so many others like to form social bonds, but octopus is solitary animal. Even in mating rituals a social distance is kept and often the female will snack on her lover afterwards.
Imagine, your whole body is brain, you can taste the world and see through eyes and skin. Everything is a vivid muted underwater dream.
What internal life does an octopus lead?
I imagine them being true poets, connoisseurs of internal landscapes contemplating the beauty and the absurdity of life.
"Book of Disquiet" by Fernando Pessoa could have been written by an octopus, quietly observing marine life in a safe shelter of its den.
We had a video chat with Gabija that I really enjoyed. She was friendly and thoughtful, I also appreciated how she took my questions seriously. It was a meaningful conversation about time planning, discipline and priorities. Thank you!
Gabija & our talk was amazing to catch up shortly about current achievements and future possibilities. Truly glad to have an inspiring chat. Stay healthy & bright, brave & creative, hugged & be loved.
She was kind, keen and so incredibly honest about her struggles that it was a joy to see her face light up when I showed her how to overcome these hurdles. A great listener and enthusiastic about the solutions I suggested, I’d love to speak to her again (and I will).