Think about it. Thousands, millions of fish, swimming the beach shoals and - seemingly at random - death by jaws from above. How do they not panic? How is it that fear and paranoia over who's next, when will it happen, why me, do not morph over time into mass hysteria. Because, the majority of fish have declared that it's just, "Pelican's will."
That way, if the unthinkable happens to a fish they know, they have an answer. Right or wrong, they can swim. At peace.
Some people at the beach talk about television shows, world events, seafood, celebrities, listen to music. Us? The philosophy of death by pelican and its parallel to modern day religion.
Make of it what you will. We just laughed, and grabbed a peanut butter and yogurt pretzel sandwich from the cooler.
Happy day! And, hello from Ormond Beach!
(Also, don't be surprised if this shows up as a short story, like Steinbeck's turtle.)
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