As I stumbled out of bed, through the
living room and finally made it to the coffee pot this morning, I
remembered I had this article to write. I glanced up at the pie shaped
nautical clock hanging on my living room wall, and it hit me again
like a line I remember in a Bruce Springsteen song, ď like a freight
train running through the middle of my headĒ. Those hands on the clock
arenít running backwards, and they are not ticking me that I am
getting any younger. No matter how I decide to cut up the pie of time
in life I have to decide what is most important at any given moment.
If we want to enjoy life it makes
since to me that whatever we do it has to feel good. So I began to
think, what is it that makes me feel good and it occurred to me that
hanging out with my friends and family, and customers and helping
people catch fish is one of my favorite feel good experiences. The two
people in the pictures Calvin and Kelli are my dear friends as well as
customers. Look at those smiles. We jumped a school of big reds that
day in the Laguna Madre. Kelli ran for the front deck my big foot
Haynie boat shouting "Gimme a freakin pole!!!"
Smile , and not exactly those words,
smile----- Kelli is a trip. Calvin pitched to her a Shimano spinning
rig and, she pops a bait right in the mouth of that big bull red like
a pro and the fight was on. Then Calvin rises to the occasion, does
the same and hooks up. Shouting and screaming and running around the
boat like two crazies got me laughing my @@$$ off to the point of
tears. We caught a bunch of big reds out of that school to the point
that our arms were hurting good. Thatís the way I like to see the pie
of time sliced up and consumed.
Itís up to us, even though sometimes
it does not seem like it. I took the clock off the wall and adjusted
the hands of time, laid it on the kitchen counter thinking, Itís time
to go spend some time with friends and family. So donít put it off. If
itís sky diving, or Rocky mountain climbing, or two point seven
seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu, or going fishing: Put some smiles
on some faces and yours included. Thanks Calvin and Kelli for
reminding me what life is all about.
Love you guys.
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