Friday, March 28, 2008

On Passion

Suddenly it hit me what a pathetic lot we fishermen were. We sneaked, pursued, teased, deceived, tormented, and often murdered the objects of our obscure lust; we compounded our crimes by gloating over them; and we committed them so mindlessly and so often that as soon as we'd done gloating we commenced grumbling and griping and cursing the luck till the moment we managed to commit them again. What were our “contemplations” but odes to fish-lust, scientific explications, more and unnatural technologies and more convoluted techniques to help us sneak, pursue, tease, deceive, torment or kill more effectively?

-David James Duncan, The River Why

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