Sunday, December 2, 2012

We Will, In Fact, Be Greeted As Liberators


Is there a stranger paradox than the concept of the "real world?"

Think about it.  The real world is defined by human social constructs.  Deadlines, dogma, jobs, wars, politics - these are all just fabrications.

It's been four years since my wife and I left the hustle and bustle of the big city to downshift in east Idaho.  I guess that makes this season four of my own version of the real world.


I like this version a heck of a lot.  
 
In the new version, the pace is set by the flow of the river. 

It's a place where nothing is taken for granted.  Every riffle, feeder creek, slough and plunge pool is an opportunity for exploration.

It's a place where you can learn a great deal by simply listening. These woods and waters offer timeless sermons.


My son will soon learn to love these rivers as well.  The lessons he learns here will provide solace and perspective when the 'real world' comes calling for him later in life.


For now, however, our little world in east Idaho is pretty exceptional.


8 comments:

  1. Nice. Good on you guys for making that move.

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    1. Thanks Ty. One of the better decisions I've made for sure.

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  2. Working on doing that myself. Awesome as always Brent.

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    1. Thanks Dave. Sounds like a good plan.

      BTW, you have an open invite to come fish out here at the crossroads of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone NP anytime, brother.

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  3. Wherever you go, there you are. Nice ironic use of a Dick Cheney quote in the title.

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    1. Thanks Pete.

      Dick Cheney spends a lot of time here on the river shown in the second photo. I know this because his drift boat is always surrounded by a floatilla of secret service jet boats. I find that a bit ironic as well.

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  4. Good for you my friend. We moved to live beside a trout stream too. Best thing I've ever done, every-day is a blessing.

    Graet Blog.

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    1. Many thanks, Richard. Not a day goes by that I don't reflect on how lucky I am to have such great natural amenities right out the front door.

      Every day truly is a blessing.

      Take care,

      Brent

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