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Preparing Natho's Ugly Fish Clock for departure

.Kalie/ Natho's Ugly Fish Clock

“Inanimate objects never live, yet at the same time live forever.” Brett Shandler

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We inherited Natho's Ugly Fish Clock from our friend Mim.

Mim discovered it among her husband Nathan's Treasured Possessions when they moved in together. At her request, Mark liberated it. It's a fascinatingly weird object, so odd it's kinda cool (which fit our family perfectly). About a year later, Nathan noticed it missing and we had to 'fess up. We always planned to return it because Nathan's love for this strange blue clock is deep and true. Three years later we moved across the country, unpacked our boxes and realised that we still had it - much to Mim's delight and Nathan's disappointment.

History lesson over.

The time is near for our adventure to begin in earnest (2 weeks, 4 days). Since joining our family Natho's Ugly Fish Clock has had an identity of it's own. It is part of the eclectic DNA of our family and the history of those we love, so it will travel with us - because that's how we roll :P.

One of my favourite authors, Tom Robbins, wrote a book called Skinny Legs and All in which three of the main protagonists are a painted stick, an old sock, and a can of beans. I loved the world perceived by these inanimate objects; the story being told through their eyes as well as the humans they were with.

Welcome to the travels of Natho's Ugly Fish Clock.

It's going to be a rollicking good adventure.

Posted by mark.kalie.kobi 09.11.2012 15:55 Archived in Australia Tagged fish travel clock adventures tom_robbins

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The bear that travelled with me and has been photographed in various cities and positions is not the globe trotter this fish is about to become. I look forward to the revelations that will spring forth as Uglyfish has the opportunity to explore - hope its brain capacity is bigger than a gold fish...

09.11.2012 by Amaris

Live well my sweet Ugly Fish, I am glad u have been passed to the safe, caring and loving hands of the Gladwins. Who woulda known what Mim may have done with u if you guys hadn't taken him. Enjoy your adventure of a life time and bring me back a souvenir. By the way just check inside the clock to see if I left any money in it. I use to keep it in there.

10.11.2012 by Nathan Davies

Nath, we checked for money. Sadly, none.

10.11.2012 by mark.kalie.kobi

Amaris, I'm expecting revelations a-plenty...and blogs to capture them so UglyFish's (and my) attention span isn't too challenged.

10.11.2012 by mark.kalie.kobi

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