Permit Me A Moment For Marvin, 1995-2008

Marvin the Goldfish spent 13 years swimming itty-bitty laps inside the fish tank on our bathroom counter. That translates to approximately 120 human years; not as old as Methuselah, but long enough to make me wonder what was in those fortified fish flakes he enjoyed so much.

And here’s the rest.

  1. mmlace

    As always, thanks for sharing. Sounds like Marvin was a good fish. Glad he helped to teach you a little of what it means to live a simple, righteous life. 🙂 Much love.

  2. Brady

    Once again, lots of fun. You write well.


    “I have a birthday this month, and I’ll turn 5 in goldfish-years. I doubt I’ll make it to 120 in human ones, but I’ll try my best to live as simply and righteously as Marvin did in the time God grants me.”

    Sorry, but got to ask: Are you swimming in circles and staring at naked buns? Doesn’t sound too fulfilling to me. Although half of it sounds possible, and the other half fun.

    I feel you pain. I’m sure that going to the toilet will never be the same again.

  3. Mike the Eyeguy

    “Righteously” refers to the fact that he never spilled the beans on anyone despite all the action in the hall bathroom. That, and the fact that he seemed satisfied with his simple life of swimming, eating, staring, repeat–over and over for 13 years.

    Contentment = righteousness

    I can respect that.

  4. Brady

    Once again, condolences for your loss.

    And happy birthday as you turn 5. Come on over for a run. After, we can go to this great fish place…

  5. Mike the Eyeguy

    “Come on over.” Heh, sure. Let me grab my shoes and keys and I’ll be right there!

    Speaking of fish, I hope Eyegal didn’t get Marvin mixed up with the frozen tilapia.

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