Wednesday, July 08, 2009

final fish?

Long-time readers of my blog posts may remember when I was tormented by fish (from this post and this post)--images of fish seemed to swimming in my subconscious, popping up at me randomly and incessantly, as if reminding me that I needed to make a fish book. I thought I had exorcised them when I wrote Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, where a goldfish's voice is finally heard. That, I thought, would be the end of my bizarre fish sightings.

But I was wrong. Today, in the mail, I received this mysterious package:
Strangely, it seemed to be for no one and from myself (but I didn't send it, at least I don't think I did).

Inside is a small white box that contains a....


Yes, it's some kind of fish pin--a real fish encased in resin, then made into a pin.

Accompanying this box is a card that is addressed to "Megan" from "Judith." I don't know a Megan (spelled this way) or a Judith. And who is Andrew? A husband? Son? Boyfriend?

Very curious! Very mysterious! It's like a beginning of a novel! Perhaps it is some sort of sign, a message that there are more fish wanting to be set free from my subconscious. That another fish book is in my destiny.

Or that I just opened Megan's birthday gift from Judith. Sorry, Megan!


alvinaling said...

That's so very very strange. And no return address or contact info for Judith or Megan? I'm a little sad thinking that someone's birthday present will never reach them, but it does seem fitting that it ended up with you!

Libby Koponen said...

That is bizarre. And I remember those fish sightings: the weirdest one to me was when you, Anna, and I were riding bikes in Old Saybrook and a dead fish -- looking as though it had just leapt out of the water a few minutes before -- was lying on the sidewalk.

I'd ridden by that spot many times before, and rode by it many times later, but only when you were there did a fish appear!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really weird! I have fish dreams a lot. A LOT. Most of them have to do with me having a fish tank full of fish that I forgot I had and therefore didn't feed... and then I freak out that I didn't feed them.