Fishing. A good way to commune with nature, and an age-old form of sustenance. Especially on a cold day when you don’t want to go in: it feeds us, in many way. As my 15 year old fishing companion said today;

“I just love being on the river.”

“It’s so beautiful.”

Tyler Hurley, 15

No, not a nibble, but we were both well-fed by the experience…

I know a 90 year old who was in the hospital with Covid. He contracted it from another “old” friend who he was visiting with, who then fell ill and needed caring for. In turn, he got quite sick.

With energy waning, just about when it seemed appropriate for goodbyes- he began to regain his strength. He told his son from his bedside that he thought he had ‘more people to love, more ways to serve, more fish to catch.’

True, inspired living.

Thank you, John.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Joe B

    I need to take up fishing :).
    Really enjoying your daily musings, Elinor.

  2. Vanessa

    Love the new posts. Love water. With you. Thank you.

  3. Paula

    Going fishing this weekend 💕

  4. Lisa

    love that. 🙂

  5. Julie

    Lured by the one that got away. Grateful for peaceful mornings with intention!

  6. Jen Pen

    Water at the Chicago Botanic Gardens gave me a smile recently. 🌻

  7. Mollie

    Oh well, you’ll have to visualize a really funny stand up paddle video with me falling in the water!

    1. 40waysofpeace

      Keep trying-and you are brave bc I am not trying to Share today’s video complete with crying laughter. Please share soon!

  8. Marina

    My sacred space, on a river , fly rod in hand!

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