I saw this picture the other day, and it really, really resounded with me:
The only reason why this picture could have touched me so much and stayed with me so long is because I must identify with the fish who cannot climb the tree.
Who feels that it *ought* to be able to climb the tree.
Who feels ashamed that it's not up there, right now, in that tree. And that something must be wrong with it. Because somehow, it's gotten the message that HELLO, WHY THE HELL AREN'T YOU UP IN THAT TREE YET, FISH?
I can't be the only one who identifies with this picture. And just in case I'm not, I wanted to share it. And also, I wanted to share this next quote from the website of the guy who created that picture:
"It's an analogy that says trying to do something that you are ill suited to should not be a cause for despair any more than the fish should despair that it can't climb trees, for it is a beautiful swimmer."
FOR IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SWIMMER.
Yes, I should not be ashamed and feel stupid because I cannot climb the tree. I should be looking for my water. So that I can swim in it beautifully.