Most people will present impossibilities as true facts. They will say that every cloud has a silver lining or that the grass is always greener on the other side. There are some elements of truth in the phrase “there are plenty more fish in the sea”.
Timothy the tuna had being separated from his parents at a young age, but this wasn’t a fun filled journey or an animated film. Timothy was lonely. He vastly ignored most schools, he was always swimming in a different direction anyway. For a while he imagined that he might find another fish to swim with, but was worried of how this might relate to the tide. Despite his general ignorance towards the other schools, Timothy increasingly found that he was imitating their direction, albeit unconsciously. He also decided that he couldn’t swim completely solo, he became dependant and fascinated by the way other fish followed in rhythm with each other. Often, he would ask himself why he had to be a tuna, why not a salmon or a catfish, they looked like they lived more exciting and eventful lives.
Timothy often swam too fast, missing things, opportunities, food. He often wondered what would happen to him. He knew that like so many others, he would end up on the end of a line or caught up in some nets. The only problem was that he didn’t know when it would be, it could be tomorrow, it could next month, it could be next year. Timothy just wanted his existence to mean something, he didn’t know what, but something more than the usual drift.
The truth was that Timothy ended up mostly tinned on the shelf of a wholesale store, not before being between slices of wholesale bread at the buffet at a wedding in Sheffield. That is a completely different story though.