My new hero, Shin Kubota.
This morning I read Nathaniel Rich’s article, ‘Can a jellyfish unlock the secret of immortality’,
and I have to thank him for introducing me to, The Immortal Jellyfish Man aka Shin Kubota.
Here Shin sings us a song of Jellyfish love 🙂
“Human beings must learn to love nature,” Shin told Nathaniel. “Today the countryside is obsolete. In Japan, it has disappeared. Big metropolitan places have appeared everywhere. We are in the garbage. If this continues, nature will die.”
Shin’s research revolves around the life, and near death of the jellyfish, Turritopsis Nutricula. Also known as the Immortal Jellyfish or Benjaminbutton jellyfish
Shin’s sentiments resonate with me.
“We must love plants — without plants we cannot live. We must love bacteria — without decomposition our bodies can’t go back to the earth. If everyone learns to love living organisms, there will be no crime. No murder. No suicide. Spiritual change is needed. And the most simple way to achieve this is through song. -Shin Kobuta
Aw Shin, may your words, and deeds carry through.
Please take a moment and read Nathaniel’s article on the Immortal Jellyfish Man. Perhaps you will have a change of heart.