Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on that and it was the most free'ing decision I've ever made. Maybe i'll go back to it eventually but now i'm able to focus on my other passions. The things I wanted to do "Once I finish, someday." I learned what I didn't like and what didn't work. Now it's time to figure out what I do want and what does.
Mini- Vegetarian: Luiz Antonio: Why He Doesn't Want to Eat Octopus (English)
This lil guy pleads a very convincing case for not eating animals.
Translated to English:
Luiz: This octopus isn't real right?
Luiz: Then alright. He doesn't speak and he doesn't have a head right?
Mom:He doesn't have a head these are only the copped little legs of the octopus
Luiz: huh but.. is he head in the sea?
It is at the fish market
Luiz: The man chopped it..? Like this? (chopping motions)
Yes he did
So we can eat it. otherwise we'd have to swallow it all.
Luiz: But why?
So we can eat it, love. Just like a cow is chopped, a chicken is chopped.
Luiz: Ah.. the chicken. no. Nobody eats chicken!
Nobody eats chicken?
Luiz: No.. those are animals!
So lets eat the gnocchi? Eat the potato then?
Luiz: Err. Just the potato and just the rice
Luiz: Octopus are animals
Luiz: All of them are animals - fish are animals, octopus are animals, chicken are animals, cows are animals, pigs are animals,
Luiz: So when we eat animals they die
So we can eat, love.
Luiz: Why.. do they die? I don't like that they die. I like that they stay standing up. (happy)
Ok. Alright. So we're not gonna eat it anymore, ok?
Luiz: Ok! These animals, you gotta take care of them, and not eat them!
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