I simply say, “Fishes”

I feel a coldness touch my skin as I press my nose against the glass, palms spread and fingers reaching. I stare deeply into the rippling water. Bubbles emerging through the gravel, they dance their merry lift, fascinating and capturing my all. I see light, so much light, reflected from each tiny shimmering sphere as they are birthed through the air stone. They saunter their way with or without connection, I feel lifted with their rising. Speed slowed right down with their weave through the waves.

My concentration is broken as a large Angelfish swims past my face. Again it’s the reflections of light coming from each individual scale. A whole rainbow of colour calling to me. Shimmering essence of living light reflected through a flowing stream. I follow my new friend, my face remains pressed against the coolness, feeling the vibration of the constant flow of water. This cycling hum and trickle I find so soothing, blocking out all other noise and gaining my full attention.

The Angel won’t keep still she is trying so hard to reach a tiny brown worm that is hidden beneath a piece of bogged wood. I watch her swimming back and forth, back and forth trying every angle to reach her food. In my heart I am willing her on, explaining to her in my mind what she needs to do. The light reflects and watching her shine makes me happy. She finally squeezes her slender frame horizontally under the wood reaching her well earned prize. My heart smiles.

I am drawn again back to the rising lights in their thousands. All is calm and I feel alive and comforted in all I absorb. Then a voice and a gentle touch. I feel my Mom lovingly stroke my hair and she asks me, “What have you been staring at for so long?” I am six years old and don’t have the words so I simply say, “Fishes.”

I love this video and this song is so perfect to go with this post

This post was written from a memory

The fish tank belonged to my Uncle and was built into the wall dividing his living room from his dining room. I have always loved fishes.

Love and hugs. Lisa. xx πŸ™‚


6 thoughts on “I simply say, “Fishes”

  1. I love that you are six. I can see you there. I picture your daughter as you. Your pureness and love of animals and light….so YOU! Lovely, lovely. The words flow out so naturally. “I see light, so much light, reflected from each tiny shimmering sphere as they are birthed through the air stone.” That’s how I see you……lots of light reflected to the world. Hugs banana bread :)))

    • Hello my beautiful friend, that’s how I see you too. Lots of light reflected to the world and I feel so very blessed that we are friends.
      I love you so very much. πŸ™‚
      Me. xxx πŸ™‚ ❀ Hugssssssssssssssss

  2. Very lovely. Moments experienced are our real treasures in Life. You can store these kind of treasures, moments shared with Family, Friends and sometimes even Strangers touch our heart. Love you xxxx

  3. Hi Lisa, this made me want to send you a video of fish, Angel fish in the wild, with some very good music in the background. You will really really like this I think.

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