Sunday, February 07, 2010

Trout Fishing...What Does It Mean?

I was cleaning my shower stall yesterday morning (I'll spare you the details other than to say it had been a while since I'd been in there with cleanser and a chisel) when I heard a piece on NPR about Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan. Wow. That sure made the work go easier.

I'm not going to tell you that Trout Fishing in America is a great book for YAs. I will say that I read it when I was a YA. I'm not going to tell you I loved it. I will say, as I did a couple of years ago, that it gave me a "feeling of possibility."

In honor of Trout Fishing in America's rerelease, I have moved my personal--and very old--copy off the bookshelf and into the To Read basket. That means that at some point, you will be stuck reading about my experience rereading it.

Until then...

Oh, wait! Do you want to hear something weird? I went to church today, which happens about as often as I clean my shower stall. And what was the Scriptural reading? Fishers of men! (Luke 5: 1-11) Which, of course, led the minister to lead and finish with fishing stories.

Fishing stories...Trout Fishing in America...What does it all mean?


mbpbooks said...

What prompted the shower cleaning? What prompted the church visit?

Gail Gauthier said...

Well, the church visit was prompted by my being on the schedule to greet. The shower cleaning was prompted by the fact that I had fewer elder visits to do that weekend than I usually do, so I tried to take advantage of the extra time to catch up on some life maintenance.