I’ve landed well, I have to say. There was a rough patch when things weren’t going so well as my first marriage was crumbling and I was basically just waiting for the end. Sometimes, in those tough days, I’d grab my fly rod and head down to the school at the end of the street. I’d just go to cast and not think. Casting requires being able to block out everything else except the cast, to feel the flow of things, to get a rhythm and to just let it happen.
I recently came across this video from that time of me out on that field, casting and working through it all. My cast is either a little better or worse than it was then, but I understand what that guy was going through and I’d like to just reach out and let him know… you’ll be alright.