Giving the Fish a Friendly Help


When I visited Providence last time, I made sure to stop by the Rising Sun Fish Ladder. The fish that go to the ocean to grow up then remember their way back to the river where they were born amaze me so much that I have always wanted to see how humans make up to them by building fish ladders at places where they destroyed the fish’s habitat. The trip was a pilgrimage of some sort.


sunrise mill fish ladder




Yaya the Duck meets the Fish by the riverside. The two become friends. Yaya comes to see the Fish every day. By autumn Yaya has decided to move to the riverside. She sets up a tent, brings two sandwiches to the riverside like she has been doing everyday throughout the summer. But she waits and waits…the fish doesn’t come.