Monday, March 19, 2007


So quick. One minute you’re writing that the lakes will never freeze this year and the next day they freeze.

Two months later, I return from a series of trips and the air is, if not balmy, then at least easily above freezing. And so the lakes melt.

Late in the afternoon I went to check on the fishermen. I have watched them over the now almost two years that I have lived downtown. You would not think that they would be there, given that the ice has melted in significant portions of the lake, yet there they were, a small handful, seemingly isolated, but in control, pulling in a few of the little ones, for maybe the last time this year.

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