On the 8th of November Sean had his fall festival.
He won a goldfish and wouldn’t leave until he had won another for Evelyn. For an early holiday gift we bought Sean an aquarium, I researched fish and talked to professionals for the best course of keeping the fish healthy.
Yesterday, Goldie, one of the fish died. Needless to say I felt horrible. I buried the fish in the garden and put some of the aquarium gravel over it as a marker.
I told Sean about it but I think he is too young to understand it. Today he asked me before school if Ringer would be dead when he came home. I told him I would do everything to keep Ringer happy and healthy. This got me thinking about mortality. I had some ruminations when my Mom died and then again when Anonymous’ Mom died last year. I know that death is something that we will all do which gives me a strange sort of comfort. I can’t believe a fish got me this upset.