Fish in Water

The fish twists and turns wishing for change and freedom and a better life. It sees light coming above its head so it chases the rays in curiosity.

Reaching for the light it jumps out of the water. It feels the air burning its lungs and the sun warm on its back, then gravity pulls it back down into the lake with a splash.

Believing itself having found the change and freedom, the fish jumps again out of the water that has served it all its life.

Again the burn and brief sense of freedom, wind at the back, and warmth coming from above. Again, the fish falls. So there it lives, jumping up and down the lake believing itself to be making a difference, while bystanders standing at the shore wondering why the fish keeps jumping up and down.

Thoughts on Discovery landing and the human capacity for change.


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