Sunday, October 24, 2010

Faith and Fly Fishing

We often use spiritual terms to discuss our past-time (hobby seems like the wrong word) and an excellent article by Sarah Rossiter which contemplates the parallels of spirituality and fishing. Her article brings forward this particularly poignant quote from the past.
"… You must not fish for covetousness or to save money, but principally for your solace and to promote the health of your body and specially of your soul. For when you go fishing you will not want others with you as they will distract you. And then you may serve God with devotion in effectively saying your customary prayers."
— "A Treatyse of Fysshynge With An Angle" by Dame Juliana Berners, 1496
Happy Sunday.

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