“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”



although that might sound philosophically correct, it’s not entirely true and goes to show this guy wasn’t a fly fisher.
apart from one or two, most ff’ers don’t just sit there staring at walls trying to think of the next clever thing to say. among other goodies we literally immerse ourselves in a deceivingly peaceful yet hostile element while pretending it might as well be bath water with non-slip rubber thingies at the bottom of the tub. “unity of opposites” doesn’t apply to us because we have to deal with slimy stones and “the path up and down are one and the same”  for sure didn’t come out of the mouth of someone who has bad joints and had to go from a floundering situation to an upright one on those same slimy stones all the while trying to avoid breaking his Evil Black stick..

anyhow, yesterday afternoon while concentrating hard on not blanking again i managed to not only step in the same water but also fall in it in the exact same place and manner* as i did a few months back. not having a camera crew or a gopro to be able to show the World every single thing i do in life…, i’m sure you’ll take my word for it.

for the  philosophers out there, it looked a little like this.

* this particular method was named “the slow collapse” by it’s creator and ‘He who turned it into an art form’, my very dear friend Mark Surtees.

6 thoughts on ““No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

  1. If you don’t go in every once in awhile you’re not fishing hard enough. Or at least that’s what I say to make myself feel better about my lack of grace while wading.

    • glad you chimed in Acey.
      i was wondering, do you have a preferred method or does falling in happen in a haphazard manner ?

      • Well yeah I have a perferred method; not to fall haphazardly…
        It never seems to work out though.

        • well, i hope you don’t do any of this haphazard stuff from your kayak next week. (specially if there’s a shark or two around… :mrgreen:

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