Firenza and Fria: A Fish Fable
Firenza and Fria were two fish
friends who could not have been more different.
Firenza fulminated furiously at the flotsam that found its way to their
part of the ocean. She fastidiously
removed each floating piece, fearing it would foul her home. But she couldn't stop the flow, furthering
her frustration. Fria, however, found
the objects fascinating and festive. One
day Fria said, "Firenza, you must float off for four days; when you return
I will have fashioned something fabulous from the fragments." Firenza thought it impossible, but she knew
that arguing with Fria was futile, so she flitted away. Fria examined each feature fully and she
formed them into fanciful figures, and with each creation Fria felt more
fulfilled. Four days passed in a flash;
when Firenza returned she was flabbergasted!
"Fria! This is the finest
ocean floor I have ever seen!".
From then on Firenza faithfully brought her fortunate finds to Fria, who
turned them into something fun and fashionable.