The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

I saw this book on a friend's Instagram feed and for some reason- even though I don't particularly love octopi or anything- I knew I HAD to pick it up. I am SO happy that I did!

It gave me some sweet moments of reflection in some of its wonderful quotes:

"To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege. It's a shared sweetness, a gentle miracle, an uplink to universal consciousness."


"Eggs were surely life's first love, and protecting one's eggs was surely love's first urge. Love is that ancient, that pure, that lasting. It has persisted through billions of species, through millions of years. No wonder the sages say that love never dies."

The book made me love the suckers (pun intended) and now I'm all interested in their strangeness. I can't wait to stare at my next octopus. Which will certainly be in an aquarium because I am no scuba diver. 

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