The Happy Hooker

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the happy hooker

I have never in my life thrown a line with a hook on it into water so I don’t have much of a comment other than it’s difficult not to anthropomorphize when looking at a face like this.

And contrary to the title, that’s probably more of a grimace than a smile.

Naples Pier, 2007

14 Replies to “The Happy Hooker”

  1. I may never in my life eat another fish. There’s fear in its eyes, I didn’t expect that somehow.
    Quite a photograph.

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    1. I know what you mean. I like fish too and I still eat them but I tuck this image far out of mind when I do. 🙂

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    2. There is an old Spanish saying: “Love begins and ends in the eyes.” So beautiful and meaningful in all places and times, I believe.

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  2. Oh, she is so beautiful, Oops! I, too, would have a lot of trouble killing such a lovely creature, even though I am guilty of eating enough fish to keep this old brain of mine running. The only underwater thing I had not much concern for was New Orleans oysters. I used to sit after school with my Uncle Butsi, who lived to be 96, whereas my dad died at only 52, when I was 12. Butsi would crack open a gunny sack full of oysters and some cold Barq’s for me and some Falstaff for my grandpa. Butsi drank Barq’s, probably why he lived to 96. Wonderful memories of humid, warm afternoons that certainly comforted and made secure a little girl whose daddy was gone. My dad was a super wonderful fisherman, so had he lived, surely I’d have become one, too, and a great hunter. When i see the deer in my yard, I wonder how in the world….

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  3. It reminds me if the first time I steamed live lobsters years ago. It was my first and last time. I still enjoy it as a meal, as long as someone else prepares the dish…far away from my eyes and ears. Your photograph is stunning, in so many ways!! I can imagine seeing it in the likes of National Geographic! Take care, Elisa

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    1. I was just noticing some live lobsters in a tank in a supermarket yesterday, thinking to myself: “How gruesome it would be to have to throw them in the pot!”

      Thanks, Elisa.

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  4. That’s great! The poor bastard.

    If they throw him back, she/he will forget that this happened in about 60 seconds.

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  5. Really, y’all?
    I think the little sucker looks happy as all get out! Biggest grin I’ve ever seen on a fish!! Maybe even a little taunting. Like he’s saying “Is that the best you got, John?”
    Waht did he look like in the pan? 🙂 :0 🙂

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    1. I was just a bystander taking a picture of someone else’s fish. Then I left and went to the store and bought one I didn’t have to clean. 😉

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