Monday, November 3, 2008

Quixotic


Sometimes I feel as if I am tilting at windmills here. Websters defines 'Quixotic' as impractical or impracticable. I would add romantic blended with delusional and futile.
Which... is what I feel like on our local river as I charge forth to fish empty water in search of a dream. I wonder where the fish are?

But, in reality, this is what makes steelhead fishing the sport it is. The longer one goes without a grab, the more the grab is appreciated when it finally comes. We are like people who repeatedly hit ourselves in the head with a hammer because it feels so good when we stop, or like a man who walks across a desert solely because the drink of water on the other side tastes so good.
I think I need a psychiatrist.... I feel the windmill calling....

2 comments:

Stephen R. Nelson said...

I have made it a point to use the word "Quixotic" as often as possible over the last year and it works, especially since as a salesman of cap equip and a steelheader there is easily as much failure as success, almost always way more.

You embrace epic failure to know true success. Great post Erik.

Erik Helm said...

Thank you Steve, Very well said.