Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Passing of No Consequence


Well heck, I note the passing of my goldfish, Pooh Yee. Ornamental goldfish are strange, exotic creatures, prisoners of their much-manipulated and ultimately flawed genes — although I suppose that could be said for all of us. I got him for a couple of bucks at some giant pet store years ago. Even though he was 3/4 of an inch long, I figured he must be tough, since he survived the trip from the goldfish factories in China. At his passing, he was almost 9 inches long and was pretty hefty.

No big. Just thought I should note it.

crisp and clear blue sky
alighting on a tree branch
.....a goldfish!

—Dhugal Lindsay, Fuyoh 3, 1995

7 comments:

Aaron said...

Sorry to hear of you loss. Best to do three days of mourning, with no seafood.

I have seen huge goldfish in Asia.

Justin Buist said...

" Ornamental goldfish are strange, exotic creatures"

They're carp. Pretty colored carp, but they're just carp.

Anonymous said...

Carpe diem...did I just say that?

RVN11B said...

Yes you did.

nj_larry said...

Carpe fryem...

Sig Bango said...

My condolences. I have a black moor and a white and orange of the same shape. The white and orange one is named Scooter for his genetically induced swimming style. Thought I lost him the other day, but a few peas later and and he was back to scooting somewhat right-side up. The black moor is undescribably cool, and I have had him the longest. He too is grande sized. Sure will miss them when they go, even if they are glorified carp. What concealed carry holster did Pooh Yee prefer?

Sig Bango

Anonymous said...

Michael, my heart-felt condolences on your loss. If it's any consolation, goldfish are never REALLY alive in the first place.