Serenity of mind

There is certainly something in angling … that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, and a serenity of the mind.
Washington Irving

 

 

The thought is from Irving’s Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. In a short story titled The Angler he is commenting upon Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler. The story teller is “taking a morning’s stroll along the banks of the Alun, a beautiful little stream which flows down from the Welsh hills and throws itself into the Dee” when he comes upon a veteran angler and two friends…

 

 

The Sketch Book, as it is popularly called, also contains Irving’s beloved tales of Rip Van Winkle and the scary ride of Ichabod Crane.

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Fishing at Lake Cazenovia (Lake Kaz)

 

And when I am done, I will come home to my Stressless Opal recliner. I will sit and relax and relive the fading moments of the glorious day with Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler.

 

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Stressless Opal recliner

 

Irving’s The Sketch Book online.

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