A fish out of water

Wednesday 12 June 2013, 8.42pm HKT

6.12pm local time, 25°C (77°F), mostly rainy

FOR some unexplainable reason, I felt like posting an important picture today — a public holiday called Tuen Ng Festival (端午節), a.k.a. Dragonboat Festival.


mama date unknown

Mum in her late teens or early twenties, date unknown
Very much loved and missed


A normal, well-adjusted, law-abiding Pisces — in short, totally insane internally.

Like all Pisceans, she was that bunch of unhinged individuals who can really eff the waters up for everybody else because of their insane antics.

(Dad was pretty ‘far-out’ too, by the way.)

Pisces and Aquarius are probably the only two signs that the astrologers got right — read my post The Naked Listener’s Vademecum to Blogger Zodiac Traits (Part 3) from a couple of weeks back.

With Mum’s type of people as a parent, ‘Life’ boils down to just six words—


Nothing works with them other than by intuition. If logic, then it’s their brand of logic. Spend anything more than 15 minutes with a Pisces and you’ve not learnt change in perspective, then your whole set of lifeskills mean just about squat anyway.

True fact, that.

Half the time trying to figure out Mum had been exactly like—

“All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guessing what was at the other side of the hill.’ ”— Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington

What more could any mother give to her child for life?



© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2013. Image from author’s collection. (B13193)

2 Responses to “A fish out of water”

  1. lawmrh said

    Cool pic. Looks happy. Not sure about the astrological angles, though. But I do know that when looking at old family photos, especially of parents, I’d wonder “what were they thinking about” during that time of their lives and not just the precise moment when the camera snapped.
    – Mo


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