Photo Credit: JOEL SARTORE
Salmon fishing, Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, 1999
"I really only got one frame that was any good — that one picture. And that was on film, so I didn’t even know I had it for weeks. It’s a lucky shot. But luck favors the prepared, right?" -Joel Sartore
The Fish and the Bear
I am the fish
tired of fake love and pretend growing.
I aim for the the belly, surrender my body to a nobler fate.
I am the bear
waiting for those who are strong enough
to give me strength for the journey.
Love is the fish and the bear:
No more of the safety-blanket story of loneliness.
Here on purpose, feet planted in determined current.
Here on purpose, the swim up-river.
Hungry for truth and the wonder of life.