We want to update our friends on our journey. Who am I kidding? I really want to show you a picture of my fish. This is a smallmouth bass. I actually caught five today in Arkansas’ Buffalo River. We’ve holed up in a cabin nearby waiting for the pandemic to ease.
But the fish does represent progress toward our own more-than-ordinary lives. As a teenager I lived for fish. And smallmouth caught in a river were my greatest joy. For a few hours today I felt like a teenager again.
Let me challenge you. Recall some wonderful experiences from when you were younger and try to repeat them. Some experiences may not be reproducible. But recapturing the feeling may be possible, if not the experience. I had never expected to catch smallmouth again like when I was fifteen. It’s never too late to feel young.