By Frank Soos,Kesler Woodward
After he used to be passed an outdated broken-down bamboo fly rod, Frank Soos waited numerous years prior to he carefully undertook its recovery. That painstaking company turns into the primary metaphor and the unifying topic for the attractive own essays offered here.
With sly wit and disarming candor, Soos recounts fly-fishing adventures that develop into issues of departure for wide-ranging ruminations at the better questions that hang-out him. Coming to phrases along with his new rod in “On short of Everything,” Soos casts a skeptical eye at the engines of consumerism and muses at the paradox of ways a fishing rod that turns into too priceless ceases to be helpful. “The Age of Imperfection” starts 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 inventive energy that comes from errors. In “Useful instruments” Soos takes a decidedly pessimistic examine the age-old quest to mix the great with the attractive and concludes with an eloquent appreciation of an outstanding device positioned to an unintentional use. “On His Slowness” bargains clean new perceptions in regards to the human charges of the ever-accelerating speed of up to date lifestyles and the more and more exertions of resisting it. greater than a meditation on suicide, “Obituary with Bamboo Fly Rod” engages the problem of person human accountability and the final word query of “How to be” with equivalent components humility and wonder.
This based quantity is handsomely illustrated with the full-color work of Alaskan artist Kesler Woodward. wealthy in knowledge and actual charm, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite is a particular and profitable e-book 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