Saturday, August 29, 2015

I'm dreaming and I can't wake up!

This morning I was up before the sun getting ready to hit the water once again in hopes of beating the crowd up on Clear Creek. It was dark, quiet and devoid of life when I arrived.  My fly rod was all ready to go with a beadhead pheasant tail dropper and a stimulator at the end of the line, so I sat down on a rock waiting for a bit more light.

I've often found that while sitting next to a small stream that I can easily drift away into a nether world where a clarity of life overcomes me. I find that I can solve perplexing problems and clearly see mistakes I've made in my life. I'm sure that fly fishing or hiking in the wilderness has that affect on most people.  As I drifted away my life suddenly flashed before my eyes.  It was pretty boring especially the parts regarding my fly fishing and my love life.  But I did remember fondly one large fish and one young woman that got away. Both had a profound affect on the path my life took.  I dedicate this song to them.

This song is performed by John Denver and written by Mason Williams. Williams is the writer of Classical Gas and my favorite, Take your tongue out of my mouth, I'm trying to leave you.

My apologies if I depressed anyone.  It's a sad story indeed and one I had to get off my chest. Maybe after my nap I'll update on how the fishing was. 

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