“the suppleness of the flesh, the grace of the contours, the flexibility of the membranes, the transparency and the coloring”
Jean Baptiste Vérany was a man who truly appreciated the beauty of cephalopods. He created a book of chromatolithographs of Mediterranean octopuses in 1851, containing art that is now in the public domain. Go browse!
I like’em most as fried calamari rings or as pulpo en su tinta.
I most like the demonic variety, depicted in “Wormwood; Calamari Rising”.*
*It explains what happened to Elvis.
Walter Solomon says
They can be trained by clandestine organizations to carry out assassinations according to Thomas Pynchon. May have to send a couple to Mar-A-Lago which is conveniently near the water.
If they just could evolve myelin sheating around their neurons nothing could hold them back.
I know gentlemen prefer arachnids these days, but I also know I sure am no gentleman, so I’m
happy to keep flying my flag for
the aquatic variety of gorgeous eight-legged invertebrates.😍