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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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“It Seemed to Put One Part of Him to Sleep and Wake Another Part Up.”

May 3rd, 2015

Episode 51 of 399 episodes

“Setting the gently sloshing tank on the dresser, Ellsworth sprinkled in some food and spent a few minutes watching the little fish dart up and away from the surface, over and over again. Like always, it did something to him, that movement, something he could never quite figure out. It seemed to put one part of him to sleep and wake another part up, the part that sent ideas bubbling up and out.” — Janet S. Anderson, The Last Treasure A few months ago, my younger daughter got a betta fish. I’ve never had a fish before, and I’ve been surprised by how gratifying it is to see Esther swimming around in her tank. That bit of life.

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