Life lessons from a sick fish

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
– Galadriel, The Hobbit (movie)

“Weird, isn’t it?” Not an unusual statement round here, of course, but I needed some clarification.
“What’s weird?”
“How the plight of one small fish can generate such interest from all over the country….”
“… the world…”
“Really?” Well, yes… but then, it is surprising how human beings can react with compassion to the smallest of things. Two days before we had been eating fish… now we were on our knees gazing intently at the unhappy creature in the infirmary tank and wondering what more we could do.

I had expected to find the stressed and bloated fish dead in the water this morning, but somehow he was still hanging on. Oozing slime, immobile, looking as if his flesh was dissolving, becoming more translucent by the hour…. But he was still with us. Just.

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