Archive for June 25th, 2007


Alaskan Leopard

June 25, 2007

was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow!
And I let the fish go.
-Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish

You knew there was a big fish on the edge of the white water. You knew he’d only give you one cast. You hoped you chose the right fly. You thought you might have to cross the rapids to land him. You expected a fight.

Then you laid the fly into the seam.

Nothing was surprising until you held him in your hands.