John Week

Older Norman: [narrating] Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters. A River Runs Through It-1992

Photo John Baumann
river runs through it

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6 Responses to John Week

  1. Barb Estinson says:

    How wonderful!! John Week! Love it, and John’s magnificent photo to go with the poetic quote from “A River Runs Through It” … one of my favorite movies, which I think is so full of beautiful quotes. You have outdone yourself here, Sandy,

    • Sandy says:

      Thanks Barb. I’ll have to ask John where he took the photo. It does look like MT but I’m not sure.

      • John B says:

        This shot was from up on North Baldy Mountain, in southern Pend Oreille County. You can actually see an aerial image of the huge mountain meadow if you type in a search on Google maps. I missed being up there this summer because the forest ervice is repairing the road.

        As always, your choice of quote is right on!

  2. Early this afternoon crossing the Columbia River at Vantage on my way home from Seattle I had the same thoughts, as I always do, gazing upon those cliffs … the basement of time indeed ~ ~ ~

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