A few days ago I went for a walk and I stopped by a pond and watched some koi fish. I was so intrigued by them, that I was felt prompted to remark how I could well understand why the Japanese culture revered them so much. Those ink paintings and wood prints and even the full body tattoos.

There was something mystical about them. Their beauty, their dreamy movements, their slightly translucent scales, as if they were going to disappear into a different dimension.

Into the floating world.

Last night they were in my dreams. Whale sized koi swimming in the bay that I grew up overlooking. It was peculiar. What did they represent?