Fishing

Fishing is waiting.

Fishing is stillness and being in a beautiful place.

Fishing is hard work and planning.

Fishing is decision making:

Where are we going to fish, what bait or lure, what rod, what reel.

Fishing is waiting.

Fishing is sitting on a rock on the edge of a lake.

Fishing is hoping:

Hoping for a good catch, a fish for dinner, a bass, and a trout.

Fishing is relaxation, a job, a sport, a time filler, for some a necessity.

Fishing is being in the now.

Fishing is for all ages it is timeless.

Fishing is an icebreaker, to go and chat with the fisherman next to you.

Fishing is the subject of many shaggy-dog stories and tales of fiction.

Fishing is being in the now.

Fishing is frustration and agony:

Tangled lines, losing your favorite lure, watching the big-one getting away.

Fishing is seeing the fish jump and splash the surface of the water as if looking and laughing at the silly humans on dry land.


By Cathie Tonkins, July 26, 1998

By Marisa Donnelly

Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️

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