"There is a habit to eat fish on the Christmas eve in Prague, Czech Republic, where I was born. We, 3 children,had a wish to buy a living fish and to keep it in the bath stab in the meantime. The carp was lovely to watch, so living and fresh. Too beautiful to eat. We decided to give him the freedom, to bring him to the river. It was great feeling, we felt happy and generous when we saw the carp slipping in the water and disappear. It was the most beautiful Christmas gift not only for the fish, but also for us."
We are so accustomed to imagining nature at our service, to be extracted for our consumption. it's refreshing when I encounter a different attitude. -AR