Sunday, April 26, 2009

The River Welcomes Me Back with Open Arms

Since my entry made almost 8 months ago, my line has barely been moistened. Other than the occasional couple hour respite with nothing other than a spat hook, or a broken leader from fish that refused to reveal themselves to show for my efforts, I haven't been anywhere near the places that I used to call home. Contrary to what you might expect, I did not live in complete and utter misery during my time away. I have discovered a new joy in this life, and that is fatherhood with the arrival of our son, Ethan. But even the most dedicated father needs to occasionally revisit the old places that brought him joy, passion, and the things that have come to define him as the person that his children will grow up to know and hopefully learn from. To me, fishing is one of these things.

The river is where I have spent countless hours in pursuit of truth, sanity, and these beautiful finned creatures; and today I returned to it, abeit for a brief moment.

The Scenic Way Home


Blogger Pete said...

Way to go and welcome back.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Trotsky said...

Great fish and great entry. I hear you about fatherhood...and fishing.
Glad to see you got out.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Capt. Dick said...

Congratulations! Both on your new addition to the family and to rediscovering the sanctity of fishing. Soon you will be able to share that with your offspring. The only thing better than enjoying what God and Mother Nature has placed before us, is sharing it with another.

Capt Dick Loupe
Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service

4:16 PM  
Blogger Blaise said...

Congratulations! By the way, your pictures are really great. What kind of camera are you using to get pictures like that? Oh, and great fish too :) Look forward to reading more from you!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Kentucky Jim said...

Beautiful photos. Visit my blog for the story eighteen and a half years after the birth of your child.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Owl Jones said...

Congrats on Fatherhood! I just found your blog, so I haven't missed you. :) LOL I'm enjoying the writing and the photos! May you return to fishing in a short 4 to 5 years!? ( Kids are a blessing worth much more than even fishing. :) The time will fly by now... )

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

2:00 AM  

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