Fishing: The Dream and The Passion

The dream of fishing for me has been life long, inspired I think by my grandfather (mother’s side) who took me ice fishing primarily when I was just a young boy. Most of my life I carried pictures in my mind, after his passing, of him posing with salmon caught off the Washington, Canadian and Alaskan coastlines during trips he took.

Following the dream of fishing is like fishing for stars. Photo and commentary by Dwayne Parsons

Following the dream of fishing is like fishing for stars. Photo and commentary by Dwayne Parsons


See Also: Fishing for the Halibut and The Sea Lion and 4 King Salmon and Pinks on the Fly

Fishing for Stars

Both the passion and the dream of fishing have been life-long embedded parts of my being. I’ve spent a lot of time fulfilling both, put in thousands of miles and caught uncountable numbers of fish of all varieties and still the passion is there, still the dream of more water, more fish stays with me and does not subside.

In a world full of turmoil, accented by the awareness brought to all of us by the Internet with advances in Social Media, it’s a wonder that I can enjoy fishing so much.

Is it an escape? Yes, at times it is. I freely admit that. Who doesn’t want to escape the ugly, often appalling facts of wars and lies and crimes perpetuated by seemingly so many and accentuated by media in every language?

What am I fishing for?

It makes me think sometimes that I’m just fishing for stars. Stars are those unattainable imaginations that sit high above us in the dark of night. They offer us every imaginable scenario of what life could be like if we were not so filled with hatred, distrust and greed…as a human race.

There are no answers. We will continue to see horrible acts, unspeakable atrocities, disasters, calamities: all brought to us in the instant of happening by such powerful tools as Twitter, FaceBook, cellphone videos…it’s a big list.

These are the very tools I use on this magazine. But I subsidize the negative by intentionally bringing positive stories to my readers, as often as my mind can allow me to do. Sometimes I feel like I’m casting to the heavens for stars of good cause, but fishing keeps me sane, gives me the quiet time and satisfies the dreams of childhood that stay with me in elder life.

What I hope for you

I hope these stories, on occasion, brighten things for you as well.

And for you Twitter fanatics everywhere, here’s the ReTweet from one of my wonderful Twitter followers received just last week that inspired my thoughts in this commentary. Thank you @zancoo05, may your days be filled with bright dreams and the fulfillment of healthy passions hidden in your heart.

I hope you catch a star!

See Also: Fishing for the Halibut and The Sea Lion and 4 King Salmon and Pinks on the Fly

Dwayne Parsons, the owner/editor of SandpointPR
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