Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"A River Runs Through It"

One of my favorite of all times is a fishing movie. I'm sure you are saying that's a big surprise. It has one my favorite lines from a movie. I often think of it when I'm on my boat.

It goes: "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters." - Norman Maclean

I am also haunted by waters, I love to be on the water in my boat. It is the escape from the pressures of work. I don't fish a river but a lake but the waters still flow through the lake over the rocks of time. My lake was cut out of the lands by the great flood out of a fairly flat country. The valley that was formed is 100 foot deep with 80 foot of the valley covered by water.

I hope you are all able to find a place of release from the pressures of this life. A place you can go to and realize that work is only a small part of who you are.


Shark Girl said...

I'm still looking for that place and I dream about finding it some day.

fishing guy said...

I certainly hope you find the place, maybe in your art.