This post has nothing to do with color, but instead, with another love of mine; the natural world.
Tonight I'm watching the fish jump.
They are cavorting, playing leapfrog, being just plain silly.
I had to look it up. Why in the heck are they doing this?
Well, just as when I was raising my babies and I would seek counsel in the baby books to tell me what I already knew, I found the answer I was looking for.
Here it goes:
"Have you ever watched from a deer stand or on a nature show as deer frolic? Have you ever seen chimpanzes chase each other just for the joy of it? Have you ever seen bear cubs tumble and rough house? Did you watch as your youngster, in that never-never land between toddler and teen, ran pell-mell at the speed of light playing with friends simply because it felt good? If you have, then you already know why fish jump.
I am convinced that Mother Nature sees to it that every organism above a certain point in the food chain is blessed with enough sense of self to enjoy being what they are. One universal expression of this joy is the exuberance of physical activity. The whole-body rush as adrenaline and endorphins flood the system. The invigorating flush of heat and motion. The stretch and play of supple muscles, the dynamic tension between skin and ligament, bone and tendon as we each discover our physical limits. The range of emotions your face undergoes as you fight a fish leads us to the same conclusion. First surprise, followed in short order by confusion, concentration, determination and finally pride and joy as you bring the fish to net, all point to the same reason.
Fish jump because they can. Because it feels good. It's that simple."
from Why Fish Jump By Dennis Dobson
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