Pierre Constant - the Jacques Cousteau of the Galapagos
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I decided to visit him while I was in Isabela and had him autograph my book, which he did in a very French way:
An enthusiast at play in the fields of creation.
Pierre Constant, 2007"
What?! That is typically my reaction to things French people say...both when they're speaking in French and English. We chatted a bit about his favorite dive sites and when I compared him to Jacques Cousteau, the great French explorer and scuba diver, he modestly acknowledged, "Yesss...I have heard that before."
Well, the Galapagos being a small world as it is, I ran into him on my island (Santa Cruz) and we went to dinner at a fancy restaurant.
"As you can tell, I get very deep into things. I like to get to the essence of things."
"What time were you born? What time does the sun rise in Hawaii? (Long pause). Ah, yes, you are a Rising Cancer. And your Aquarius makes you a great communicator. I've never met an Aquarius who wasn't a great communicator."
"I am Pierre Constant. I am a Constant force here."
"But before we begin eating, please tell me, what part of the book did you like best?"
"Ah yes, you must listen to your own guidelines. Everyone has them."
"I am an explorer."