My fish Jim Stone, who I have kept for a year and a half has passed away. He died on my 23rd birthday, and I want to take up some web space to talk about him. Jim was the best fish I've ever owned. For one and a half years, Jim was my faithful best finned.
The day I picked him up at the store, I was looking at the stacks of betta fish in little containers, seeking the most energetic fish. Jim was just a common betta fish, not a fancy breed. He didn't have anything to set him apart
Why am I remembering this now? I don't know. But I disgress... I remember some kind of event in a town nearby. The "Cantaura Fair". It was religious natured -celebrations for the Virgin of the Flame, one of the many reported sightings of Virgin Mary-, and despite everything I have the fondest memories of these.
I was no older than ten, and there was some kind of magic about these fairs, at least back then. It felt like going to another entirely different world, with merchants
I'll move away from this place
Until my flesh is in its proper place
Until my head is in a better space
Till I can move a faster pace
I'll let you miss me if you so choose
But I will fade further from memory
The less from me you hear
The more distant I will appear
With each passing year
My image will gather dust on the shelf in your mind
You will forget me in time
That's a good a reason as any to write a blog post right? I mean regardless if I write this or not I'm going to be up until about 2 again. Ah the glories of being a college student. This graph has never been more applicable:
And right now I'm in the zombie category.
But, in honor of Columbus Day -- which can I say something here? I mean really FREAKING
This morning I was thinking about how interesting it is to compare my original perceptions of something to how I perceive it after I've interacted with it more (this works for people too).
What I think is so interesting is that I can usually recall a memory of, say, how I felt/experienced a song when I first heard it versus maybe a month or two later (during which I initially listened to the song a lot, then perhaps not at all for a while) after it's become much more familiar and