Autumn 1994

The Excellent Adventures of R-Fish

Love
Sublimation
Achievement
Honor
Respite

Many thanks to David, Anne, Jim and Amy for
their hospitality and for keeping such
excellent records of these adventures.

This slide show presentation can be seen
by pressing a mouse button or using the arrow keys.

Sushi bar

RFish 1

At a Sushi bar R meets a beautiful lady.

Danger

RFish2

She lures him into great danger with an introduction, and he is smitten.

Escape

RFish3

Realizing his peril, he flees to New England,
where at first he hides tremulously in the
autumn foliage.

New Friend

RFish4

But soon he meets another fish and they cavort together...

Embarassing Failure

RFish5

She invites R-Fish out on the lake--but his attempt to consummate his love is ineffective. She is too great.

New Friend

RFish6

Maddened with lust and frustration, he conceives the brilliant strategm of attending the Sandwich Fair, where, indeed, he should find congregated the fairest of the fair-- and so he does. A WHAT?

Frustration

RFish7

and a what?

A What?

RFish8

And still another sloe-eyed beauty--but nowhere is love reciprocated.
(In fact, in a terrible accident, he slips from her back and falls into some of the most unimaginable greenish.....)

Crushed

RFish9

Crushed (but washed), he seeks analysis.
At first the analyst is eagerly attendant,
awaiting associations, the signposts of
the unconscious.

Analysis begins

RFish10 After a time the analyst
loses some avidity for this
process.

Analysis begins

sodium anytal

He tries sodium amytal -- still no words.

Analyst despairs

Rfish 11



After a time one of the analyst's oars comes out of the water, and R-Fish in turn tries to help him.

Equilibrium

Rfish 12

Finally, an equilibrium is reached--they lapse into an intimate sleep.

Harvard Law School

Rfish 13
R-Fish, in a brilliant
effort at sublimation, decides
on a career for fulfillment.

Enrolled

Rfish 14
He is assigned a seat and name placard.

Studies

Rfish 15

He studies fiercely, far into the night in the silent library.

Rfish 16

Prominent

Rfish 17

Soon he is prominent, and assists Professor Tribe.

Rfish 18

Constitutional law

Rfish 19

He ponders constitutional law with justice Ginsberg.

Law Review

Rfish 20

And he is elected to Law Review

Tribute

Rfish 21

In a final tribute, red as he is, his image is raised in the school's pantheon of distinguished white male professors.

Employed

He is employed by Xerox and goes to Rochester, NY, where, in addition to legal duties, he acts as a model in an experiment for a GUESS WHAT, and receives an award. See award and color tests.

Now he can rest, and arranges a return to Hopewell, to those whose love he knows is true, and whose pride will flood over him like a warm pond.

Award

Rfish 27

Color Tests

"Test1 is too blue" "Test2 is too yellow"
too blue too yellow
"Test3 is not yet quite right" "Right on! Thanks R-Fish!"
Not right Right on!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

thanks