Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau
There was a time in my life when I was an avid fly fisherman. I have to disagree with Thoreau. Most of us fished knew exactly why we were doing it and that catching fish was way down the list of reasons we did it. I certainly knew why I’d gone “fishing” today and without catching a single one, I got exactly what I was after.
I woke to falling snow. Yep…the end of March and it was snowing. So I whined a bit into my morning coffee and made a decision. I would go sketching at Quebec City’s aquarium. As it turned out, it snowed all day but I didn’t care. I spent the entire morning at the aquarium and it was wonderful because aside from the people who worked there, the place was nearly empty and I wandered around watching the fish and doing some sketching of them.