Most of you have seen this beautiful video that is currently making the rounds on internet…
Great video, music & story…
I am not sure it happened the way the video is sequenced…
In fact, I am sure it did not!
- You are not supposed to hunt or bring anything up from below when diving with air tanks – which the guy was if we believe he chased the octopus for over 3 min.
- How do you go about diving holding a camera AND a gun? you only have two hands, unless of course if you are the octopus…
That is today’s world in a nut-shelled metaphor: unless you have a perfect story, or body, etc… nobody listens or sees you – Instant fame is very often made up – it gives a sense of inadequacy to most people that can never meet up with these non-real expectations – it gives them the sense that their lives are sub par… when they are not!
Life happens more like Sandman’s elephant story :
(…) Remembering the encounter in 1986, (…) he walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.
The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. (…)
at ground level, life is smelly, dirty & cares not for happy endings… that what makes the beauty of it, in my view.
What happens to the lesson when we tell lies?
Like this Zen master of old making oddly shaped pancakes; “perfect!” would he say after each; when a student asked him why he was saying “perfect” when the pancakes were obviously not, he replied: