Without delving into religions and beliefs but instead free falling into whimsy, I’d always thought I’d like to come back as a cat living in my house.
until I realised I would no longer be here to fuss, spoil, pamper and talk to myself. I wouldn’t be able to ride atop my own shoulders and manage quality control on any meats taken out of the fridge.
no ambush on small children or sitting on the bed waiting to attack my own feet should they move under the covers.
if I’m not able to enjoy the zen like qualities and total worship of reincarnation as a cat, how about the blissful mindfulness of a goldfish? Don’t get anymore here and now than a really, really short memory, right?
Not accurate it seems.
I’m hearing that research in Norway has already shown fish can be released into a fjord and summoned back to a feeding area when a particular sound is played. This is classical conditioning and requires memory… more than three seconds of memory.
I can’t think of anything cooler than coming back as a fish belonging to Dr Pomerleau.
Comet the goldfish.
Dr Pomerleau is said to hold the official world record with a three year old calico fantail called Einstein, who will perform a large repertoire of tricks.
He’s also the current owner of Comet the goldfish, who is thought to have mastered and surpassed Einstein’s intelligence.
If we are only at the starting blocks of fish training,
Imagine the possibilities.