JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 8 – KYOTO – LAST PICTURES OF MARUYAMA PARK – GLOWING FISH

by Antonio Gil July. 25, 2020 437 views
kodaiji temple

kodaiji temple

Glowing fish

Glowing fish

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

♫♫ Glowing in the Ocean ♫♫

The Little Girl and the Fish - a prose poem by Aleksander Mielnikow

The little girl’s arm was just long enough to touch the top of the lake. She lay at the end of the pier on her stomach, with one arm and her head floating over the edge. Both feet kicked the air in a steady rhythm. She tapped that same rhythm onto the water, one finger at a time.

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The Payne’s gray sky cast a languor over her town, and soon she would be called back inside.

Why was this Friday afternoon so boring?

Within the dark drum in front of her, she saw a glowing fish radiating an orange luminescence. She beamed a smile and waved at the tiny creature.

It swam away. She pouted a tut, but bowed her frown, aware of the wistful fated nature of all things.

She stood up to leave, but before turning she spotted the fish again, in its mighty illumination. She smiled and waved, and as she did the entire lake lit up in a cauldron of flaming fish. They swam around, an oil painting alive right before her eyes. Her hands came up to her wowed cheeks as she laughed with euphoric glee.

And as soon as it had come it went, and only the one gleaming fish remained.

The little girl said thanks, and the fish departed.

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José Manuel 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Good.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Obrigado Zé

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G B 3 months ago

wow! beautiful surroundings!

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Antonio Gil Replied to G B 3 months ago

The light was already fading fast. Thanks G

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Jay Boggess 3 months ago

All to my favorites, U2!!! 
PB kept indicating that I was trying to remove these from my favorites.... I was trying to save, so please forgive any "false reports" on these fine images from PB.
Fantastic series, as always You 2!
Fun music &  verse, to go along with the series!

+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months ago

You never let me down my friend. Thank you so much for your support Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months ago

I must say the same for You Two, too!
Thank You Two for all the fine, top notch images, music, verse & friendship!
Rock On!!!!
 +1smile+1

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Camellia Staab 3 months ago

What a beautiful garden. It is always fun to look at your images.....so much to see and take in smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months ago

Much obliged for such comment dear Camellia

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Francesc 3 months ago

I love the garden ...Wonderful colours...Great work Antonio...Happy weekend

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 months ago

Happy weekend Francesc, and thank you my friend

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Brett Johnson 3 months ago

I love this series. I am very fortunate to have 102 separate country stamps in my passports, but easily Japan is number 1 and India 2, then USA and Togo... Actually I love our world but Japan is sensational. For about 10 years we did a Geophysical survey in Hokkaido, at Mount Usu, my Japanese became almost proficient, at least I could order dinner! Your images capture the magic that is Japan, well done and thank you so much for sharing. Brett

3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Brett Johnson 3 months ago

And I thought I was a traveller 😁 Thank you for your kind words my friend. Arigato

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Raquel Cunha 3 months ago

#6 adoro este tipo de paisagem....

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Antonio Gil Replied to Raquel Cunha 3 months ago

Aqui já tinha muito pouca luz infelizmente e as árvores ficaram desfocadas.

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