My Mind Went Out Fishing

I have been… really tired lately.
More than usual, at least. It never goes away, no matter how much I rest.
And in times like these, I like to imagine myself fishing.
I’ll be honest with you, I have never gone fishing in my life. Not properly, at least.

I don’t really know why this happens. There are times when I’m in the middle of writing a scene or talking with some people and my mind just flows away from my body. Suddenly, I see myself in a boat, fishing in peace. When I’m tired, this kind of event occurs way more often.

I remember when I was a kid I would visit my grandparents and they lived in a house next to a big river. My cousins and I would go there to throw some fishnets and nylon lines with chunks of meat stuck to them so we could catch some fish. We would eventually get some after a few hours.
But I’ve never properly gone fishing, you know. With a fishing rod, a bucket of bait, a dock to sit down to, and some peace.

And… I’ve been wondering why this is the case. I mean, like I said, I’ve never gone fishing in my life and my last “fishing” experience was way back then. For some reason, I’ve some kind of connection with this activity I’ve never properly practiced.

For example, I love fishing games and minigames, and I tend to spend lots of time in them rather than focusing on the main “attraction”, so to say. I played a game called A Short Hike recently (a great indie game, by the way, go play it) and it has a cute fishing minigame in it. Its main character, Chloe, says she’s not a very patient person for this, but I am, and I spent a good few hours on it.

I have tons of patience, so I guess I’m made for fishing.

Great stuff, and easy to get a grip on it.

Another thing that I find attractive in fishing is the fact that you can take it easy and if you have a partner, you can chat with them for hours. I mean, it seems like a great activity for friends or even groups of people to socialize. Something that I don’t really have an opportunity to take part in most of the time.

Or at all.

Anyway, I don’t really have any point to make with this. I just really like fishing, even though I’ve never done it before, and I thought it would be interesting to share a piece of my mind with you guys.

Before it goes out fishing, that is.