We don’t see women cooking fish nor serving cooked fish to their families, but what management consultants might call interfacing with fish. The girl in the final photo is holding the fish as you might hold a pet cat or puppy. Many are showing their fish as trophies from fishing.
“Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.”
― Franz Kafka
“You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein
“You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box abd cover it with wet weeds to die?
― Stephen King, The Gunslinger
“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.”
― Frank Herbert, The Dune Storybook
“You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye”
― Margaret Atwood
“My mother is a fish.”
― William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to… We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: “Henry, smile!
why don’t you ever smile?”
and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the
saddest smile I ever saw”
― Charles Bukowski
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