A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The lonely fish in my aquarium

There is a fish in our fish tank - a lonely one now. We had a lot of fishes and this one is there for a long time, unlike older ones. We did not change the water for almost 7-8 months now and the small tank is full with scum all over it. The fish is no beautiful. It was bluish when we bought it about 8 months ago and it lost its color now. It’s almost colorless; eats only once when we wake up from sleep in the afternoon; remains in one corner of the tank; does not move much. A couple of times, we thought of cleaning the tank, but somehow we did not. The fish is still there. You cannot find it if you do not look into the tank carefully. There is no light in the tank anymore. The oxygen pump does not work either. The fish is still there. And we feed it every noon when we wake up. Are we waiting for it to die?


I'm not sure what we are waiting to happen to the fish or the tank around it. I can, but do not want to think about the lonely fish in our fish tank.

Did you get what I wanted to tell in the above thing? Well, I'm not very much sure what I meant above, but it is more like waiting for something to happen - something real bad, which is obvious and we do not want that to happen either; but somehow, we are walking in that path and we are almost eager for that to happen - that, which is something bad! Maybe, the fish would die soon and maybe that will be the day we would clean the tank and buy new fishes - more colorful ones - running from one end to the other and disappearing and reappearing in fraction of seconds. Maybe, we would consider buying another oxygen pump for the tank too... I do not know; but if all these happen, they may happen only when this last fish die...

Really, sadistic!

Or we can take out the water tomorrow morning and clean the tank and put the fish back in it. Maybe we can also bring a few more fishes on Saturday and a pump for the tank and everything will be fine again. Yes, we can do that!

But the big question is, will we do it? God alone knows...

(This is where it all started, in July 2007!)

4 Thoughts on this post...:

Saurav Thursday, January 14, 2010  

Marvellous piece dear, and yes at so many instances in our life all we do is just wait for a damage to occur and get into action to really do something about it.


Anonymous,  Thursday, January 14, 2010  

I wish not acquiesce in on it. I think nice post. Especially the appellation attracted me to read the sound story.

Shruthi Thursday, January 14, 2010  

I'm sure you must have some idea....... please do not kill that fish either.

Tan Saturday, January 23, 2010  

read the next post people... the Fish Died!! .. sadly, just after cleaning the tank...

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