“Oh Fiiiisssshhhhy in the ssseeeeeeaaaa
Come liiiisten to meeeeee….
My wiiiife begs a wiiiissshhh
from the magic fiiiisssh.”
Is anyone here familiar with the children’s story, “The Magic Fish”? I am on the road and don’t’ have the book with me or else I’d look up the author for you. We picked it up at a second hand store a few weeks ago for like 12 cents! And my son requests it read almost daily. When we’re not reading it, he’s walking around the house sing songing the above verse. Sometimes while casting his plastic fish on the end of his fishing pole across the room. And sometimes he starts chanting it when we’re doing absolutely nothing related to fish… like the other day as I was walking beside him as he rode his bike around our block. He sang it over and over as we moved along.
The story is about a man who goes out fishing each day. He and his wife live in a hut. One day he catches a magic fish. He tells his wife about it who proceeds to have him return every few weeks to ask for bigger and better things. Her last wish is to become queen of the sun and the moon and the stars. At this point the fish is ticked. He tells the man that his wife wants too much and takes away everything he’s given her. It ends with the man and the woman back in their tiny hut house.
All this to say that the whole time I worked on this piece today, all I could think of were the lines above. Over and over I keep thinking, “oh fiiiisssshhhhy, in the seeeeaaa….” Singsong voice of my two year old singing and all….
Do you like when a song gets stuck in your head or not? Typically, I hate it. Unless its a song I really love… but for some reason, those aren’t the ones that usually stick.
New series tomorrow! What…. oh what…. will I do next?