Monday, August 21, 2017

Your Own Little Patch Of Heaven

Many people travel far and wide to find the best spot to fish. Many others don’t care so much about the best spot, but want to try fishing in as many different places as they can manage.

But everyone who enjoys fishing has their own spot which they return to time and again.

Where it is does not matter so much – it could be a quiet spot you found by accident, it could be the first place you went to with your father when he was teaching you to fish, or any number of other locations and reasons. The fact remains that we all have our patch.

As humans we are very drawn to the significance of signposts. Not literal signposts, but rather times, places and things which have a deeper meaning for us.

Our wedding anniversary, our home town, our lucky rabbit’s foot, whatever they may be, these items have a connection for us which means that we don’t forget them, and which we will always recognize them when we see them or when they happen.

Your favorite fishing spot has the same effect.

The interesting thing about this is that the favored spot may not be one where we were especially successful.

We may have landed more and bigger fish in other places, and the place we love may be entirely imperfect.

But when push comes to shove, and we need a trip to get our spirits up, it will be there that we return. Surely you have a favorite spot? If you don’t, you will one day.


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