Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
3 May 2021
5:20 am

His reach was everywhere – Another ‘Octupus Teacher’

Brendan Seery

That is when I realised I had found my own destiny. I floated serenely behind him, pulled along by the momentum of his RET and WMC.

Filmmaker Craig Foster with the octopus teacher. Picture: Twitter

As I sat on a bench on the Sea Point promenade, looking out at the grey, roiling ocean, I was struck with an almost depthless sense of melancholy. I realised I had come to a low point in my life. I had once tried to be a man of God but, to be honest, doing the Lord’s work as a dominee always lacked glamour. And, even though I had heard whispers, during theology classes at RAU, that a dominee could be a big ladies’ man in the platteland, I realised it wasn’t a great way to pick up chicks. Ladies...