Today and Every Day – Choices we Make

Mornin’ folks.

Look out, I’ve been feeling reflective lately.  No fishing stories.  No tales of adventure or tackle or feathers.

The signs are all around. Time is short.  Options are limited and are becoming fewer each day.  I have so much here to live for.  Family.  Friends.  Wild salmon.  Become a better man.  Resisting the push of water against my thighs. A chance, perhaps, to swim  with Wild Salmon.

Every moment counts, every choice matters.  I will make choices today.  So will you. May we be blessed to know who we are, create a small measure of kindness, seek ways to make each day better than if we were not here, and consider that justice and rightness are elusive.

By the way. I am not done here.  Not quite yet.

Jay Nicholas, March 9, 2011

9 thoughts on “Today and Every Day – Choices we Make

    1. Maybe it’s time to tell our local restauranteurs, those of environmental conscience, that wild Washington steelhead are not being harvested/managed sustainably. The anti-farmed salmon movement is right-on. The difficulty for the average consumer or food provider is that just because a fish served is wild, does not necessarily follow that the harvest of the species or stock in question is being accomplished so as to not ruin the future of the species/stock. Thanks. JN

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Jay. It’s all too easy to become engulfed by the “go” culture, and forget to “create a small measure of kindness, seek ways to make each day better than if we were not here, and consider that justice and rightness are elusive.”

    Thank you, friend.

  2. Jay:

    It is 7:30 am on the 11th, I’m watching TV and news about the Tsunami warning. We hope there is no destruction, injury or loss of life on our coast, and the devastation to Japan is horrific. That said, and at the risk of being viewed as insensitive, what impact do Tsunami waves have on marine life, salmon and steelhead in particular?

    Thanks.

    1. Jim: I just called my fishing buddy who lives in tidewater on the coast. He is up in his living room, watching the river. Like you, i hope that people come out of this in good shape. As to the effect on salmon & steelhead, I don’t know. A 7′ wave will probably not have much impact. A 100′ wave would be a different story. Let’s see what happens, and thanks for the good thoughts. JN

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