“To be awake is to live in a constant state of amazement.” – Jack Kornfield, paraphrasing the Buddha
Last month I was lucky enough to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a family event; there were eight of us ranging in age from 2 to 90. Tickets and motel were pricey but more than worth it.
We went for the new exhibit called “Tentacles,” displays of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus. I hope you get to see them. They absorb your attention; they are beautiful and intelligent, but I spent most of the visit watching the jellyfish instead. These creatures are so simple that they have no brain at all, but they show how wonderful life can be.