Happened across ‘My Life as a Turkey’ the other night. What in the gosh darn is this nonsense?
It sucked me in the with the innocence and sweetness of a man clucking to new-born wild turkeys and walking them around the forest. Sweetpea he named one of them.
I never knew about wild turkeys. They’re quite different to the turkeys I’ve seen. Very lively. They fly and they roost in trees.
One thing Joe Hutto learned from the turkeys was how they gleaned enjoyment from every moment. They jumped and danced in an instant and some were fascinated by squirrels.
It made him realise: “don’t live in an abstraction of the future, which, by definition, will never exist”.