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I Fish Because I Love to

I Fish - Print from collage in green with natural elements

I fish
because I love to;
because I love the environs
where trout are found;
because trout do not lie or cheat
but respond only to endless patience;
because there are no telephones on trout waters;
because only in the woods
can I find solitude without loneliness;
because maybe someday
I will catch a mermaid.

- John Voelker "Testament of a Fisherman"