It's been a great week up here so far, showing Alex a good time. And thanks to Greg and David and Washek and Leda and Warren and everyone who made him feel at home. What a perfect ending to a great trip!!!
I heard the line snap taut and saw the rod bend over. I jumped up yelling instructions while scurrying down the rocks like I was still ten. He'd caught a big one, I knew that. Like a true sportsman, he worked him - stepping over rocks as he pulled back and forth. "Let hi run" I said too many times - borrowing a net from another fisherman across the stream. I sacrificed a little bit stepping into the water to scoop the fish. In one lucky "lacrosse" maneuver, I had all five plus pounds in the net. We both smiled ear to ear.
Living in or worrying about the past, or about something once done that you could have done better is a useless endeavor - for no amount of energy can change the past. The future is still to unfold and may never be, and so waiting today in anticipation of something tomorrow is just as fruitless as is your lamenting the past. Our only time to truly live is in the present - this moment - and to do all that is doable.