A pandemic experiment in love
Before I was old enough to discover it was a myth, I assumed goldfish were, over time, the architects of their alleged short term memory. That they'd tailored their recall to fight the tedious circumference of a fishbowl-- preserving their sense of wonder by forgetting they were swimming in circles.
No matter how lackluster its surroundings, within seconds, all was new again for a goldfish because it had figured out how to repair its sense of spectacle.
-- Durga Chew Bose, Too Much and Not in The Mood