Monday, January 22, 2007

wherein we nod our heads to thee words of Henry Van Dyke

"But let me tell you that an angler's occupation is a good cure for these evils, if for no other reason, because it gently dissuadeth us from haste and leadeth us away from feverish anxieties into those ways which are pleasantness and those paths which are peace. For an angler cannot force his fortune by eagerness, nor better it by discontent. He must wait upon the weather, and the height of the water, and the hunger of the fish, and many other accidents of which he has no control. If he would angle well, , he must not be in haste. And if he be in haste, he will do well to unlearn it by angling, for I think there is no surer method."

1 Comments:

Blogger thee trouthole said...

after reading this passage for about the fourth or fifth time it came to me that i had no idea how absolutely awesome and wonderful it was when i first posted it... lovely.

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