Jim Harrison, America’s literary giant passed away. Mr. Harrison “. . . captured the resonant, almost mythic soul of 20th-century rural America.” (NYT)
Considering Jim Harrison
“Wherever we go we do harm, forgiving
ourselves as wheels do cement for wearing
each other out. We set this house
on fire, forgetting that we live within.”
(from “To a Meadowlark,” for M.L. Smoker)”
― Jim Harrison
[dropcap]J[/dropcap]im Harrison passed away on Saturday, March 26, the evening before Easter. Harrison’s contributions to angling both anchored it and transcended it.
We undervalue artists in fishing culture, as we do so often in culture generally. We tend to give attention to painters, musicians, photographers, and writers only if they become so popular that their audiences have audiences of their own.