By Douglas Wood
Wait, younger Douglas’s grandfather says because the bobber twitches at the floor of Little Lake. Be patient. And so starts off an stumble upon with the promise and beauty of nature that may final a life-time. Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding direction that carried Douglas wooden from one ask yourself to the subsequent, via a panorama of rocks, woods, and waters, with stops alongside the way in which for questions and reflections that hyperlink human nature to the bigger mysteries of the typical world.
Like lifestyles itself, the author’s means isn't linear. One landmark leads again to a favourite campsite, one other activates him to contemplate the “gospel of rocks,” one other launches him into the wasteland past the stars—a contemplation of time and house and humanity’s position in it all. The author of thirty-four books, together with the vintage Old Turtle, and a professional woodsman and desolate tract canoe consultant, wooden brings all his storytelling and bushwhacking talents to undergo as he's taking us hurtling down wild rapids, crossing stormy lakes, or just navigating the treacherous currents and twisty trails of daily life.
A hot, beneficiant, and understanding consultant, wooden maps a trip that, as he says, “anyone can take, via a panorama someone can know.” Turning the pages, mountaineering the portages, working the rapids, or scanning the wild state from excessive promontory, he invitations us to assert, in a soul-satisfying second of popularity, “I be aware of that place.”
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