I completed the dull task of writing my copyright, disclaimer, rules, and regulations statement for this website today, tucking a couple of amusements into it just for the “halibut”. If the history of humanity repeats itself, as a woman with absolutely zero connections in the world, I am fated to not turn a penny on it. However, I am pleased to live in a time in history when I can post to the world this writing of the record of my life as I have experienced it.
Throughout my life, I have enjoyed fish. I enjoyed fishing when I was a child and did not know the hurt of it, only seeing the flashing, water bejeweled vitality of the animals as we reeled them in, for a delicious meal. Then, I enjoyed interacting with fish as a SCUBA diver, and fish would come up close to my face as curious and smart as a squirrel, perhaps defending the tidy little nests and hideaways they had scooped out below, maybe just as curious of me as I was of them. Until recently I had a fifty-gallon aquarium which my white koi and its fishy friends outgrew too fast. Now I enjoy thinking about fish, in all their beautiful colors and strange behaviors, kindred souls millions of years ago. Today even?
See Anatomical clues to human evolution from fish, “hiccups”: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-13278255.
Caption: Fantastical Halibut-on the ceiling of my mind’s eye by Annmarie Throckmorton, 2017.