By Frank Soos,Kesler Woodward
After he used to be passed an previous broken-down bamboo fly rod, Frank Soos waited a number of years ahead of he carefully undertook its recovery. That painstaking company turns into the imperative metaphor and the unifying topic for the eye-catching own essays awarded here.
With sly wit and disarming candor, Soos recounts fly-fishing adventures that develop into issues of departure for wide-ranging ruminations at the greater questions that hang-out him. Coming to phrases along with his new rod in “On in need of Everything,” Soos casts a skeptical eye at the engines of consumerism and muses at the paradox of the way a fishing rod that turns into too worthwhile ceases to be worthwhile. “The Age of Imperfection” starts off as a rueful account of his botched fix paintings yet quickly adjustments into an insightful mirrored image at the seductiveness of perfection and finishes as an homage to the artistic energy that comes from error. In “Useful instruments” Soos takes a decidedly pessimistic examine the age-old quest to mix the nice with the attractive and concludes with an eloquent appreciation of an excellent instrument positioned to an unintentional use. “On His Slowness” bargains clean new perceptions in regards to the human charges of the ever-accelerating velocity of up to date existence and the more and more exertions of resisting it. greater than a meditation on suicide, “Obituary with Bamboo Fly Rod” engages the difficulty of person human accountability and the final word query of “How to be” with equivalent components humility and wonder.
This dependent quantity is handsomely illustrated with the full-color work of Alaskan artist Kesler Woodward. wealthy in knowledge and actual allure, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite is a particular and profitable ebook with wide-ranging appeal.
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Bamboo Fly Rod Suite: Reflections on Fishing and the Geography of Grace by Frank Soos,Kesler Woodward