I hold the key to the clockwork bird. It pecks at invisible seeds.
The conscious mind is one's discourse of inner voices, each one influenced by the subconscious and unconscious minds. The subconscious mind is precognitive emotional experience not yet classed or categorized in language by the conscious. The unconscious mind is composed of the compulsion toward satisfying the body's needs for survival. The collective expression of all of the above is consensus, naturally.
When something becomes damaged it becomes more fragile, does it not? It does for a time at least, certainly. But, when inorganic objects are broken, they can be repaired; often stronger than they were before. And, living things heal, again often stronger than they were before.
What of a soul damaged by tragedy, a broken spirit, a mind troubled by forgotten dreams? It is more strongly defensive, in time more wisely cautious, but is it not more fragile at its core?
Perhaps this is why we refer to compassionate empathy as tenderness, and our ability to endure suffering as strength.
The fortune telling fish indicates I'm in love. I laugh with delight.