Saturday, January 02, 2010

I will miss



It's been a mere 48 hrs since the Ontario seasons demise and already I find myself feeling the affects. It's been less than 84 hrs since I last visited our special place and I find myself feeling as if something very precious has been taken from me.
Something so special that words would fail to quantify the true meaning and value. I know it's a temporary reprieve but nonetheless I will miss the experience over the coming months. I will miss the anticipation. I will miss the preparation. I will miss the second guessing and mental evaluations. I will miss the early morning rendezvous and the stares of "WTF" as we pack the car. I will miss the weekly update discussions of our personal lives as we shiver in a now thawing Tercel. I will miss the rants about work and life. I will miss my opportunity to listen instead of being heard. I will miss the quiet times when I get lost in my thoughts. I will miss the hike back through a pristine forest. I will miss laying fresh tracks on new snow. I will miss the sound of fleeing deer. I will miss the feeling of relief arriving to a vacant starting point. I will miss the reflection of the far shore on the water. I will miss getting lost in the hypnotic emerald abyss. I will miss those perfect casts. I will miss that sense of being dialed in or "in the zone". I will miss Noland's random tangles. I will miss the chance encounters with the Bald Eagle. I will miss the jubilation of triumph. I will miss the agony of defeats. And not to go without mention I will miss the ever so delightful proclamation "Fish". It's been a mere 48 hrs since the Ontario seasons demise and already I find myself feeling the affects...

5 comments:

Harv said...

well said, I shed a little tear myself!!

I have not fished since early December but I am over it and ready for some hardwater action!

Perhaps we could all share some laughs (at Norlands expense) over some beer and wings??

Harv

Trotsky said...

I will miss hanging around with people who like the dink in their bum...
I myself will stay with the Vag...even though it is very expensive...
Their is always ice fishing...BTW..you should use some of petroChem clout and get us past the fences...lololololo

Bill said...

Excellent!
All I can add is "Me too!"

lambton said...

Harv,
That is a great idea. We will have to do that. OR... we could do my version of ice fish and hit Tippy up on a Mild Saturday...The three of us Homo's. Heck...I'm certain Arn would even bit at the offer.

Norland...LOL!!! Christ... what can I say to that?

lambton said...

Hey Bill. Welcome.