Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Runes of the North

June Runes of the North

(See “Runes of the North”, one of the several books by Sigurd F. Olson, the backcountry hunting and fishing guide from Ely, Minnesota, whose philosophical story-tellings and ponderings from his time traveling the lakes of the Quetico-Superior Boundary Waters are among the best books I have read. He recounts his adventures and professes an emotional plea for preserving the untarnished wilderness in this region from the threat of damming and logging.)

I am up in Ontario right now with my father in law enjoying some nice fishing. It is great to take a break and enjoy the piece and quiet, and good company, and go after some big northern pike!!... even if just for a few days.

"My runes come from the wilderness, for in its solitude, silence, and freedom . . . . I know there are moments of insight when ancient truths do stand out more vividly, and one senses anew his relationship to the earth and to all life." -- Sigurd F. Olson

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