I'm not exactly sure why I'm so intrigued by the tv show Deadliest Catch. I've never been particularly fond of the sea--looking at it from dry land, yes, being on it in choppy water, a definite and resounding, no. Why do I seem to enjoy the show so darn much? I think it must be in part because it completely baffles me. Why would anyone sign up for the most dangerous job in the world? Sure I get the whole money aspect but isn't there more to life than money, like living? I was watching last night and one of the men made a comment about the job, something to the effect of "Why not? It beats sitting at a desk and sipping coffee at the water cooler, at least I'm alive out here."
I think that's the key, it may not be safe but it isn't boring, it isn't typical, it isn't expected and this man feels alive. I think these are good things to think about this Monday morning. And while I know this is a popular quote, I found it fitting for the today's topic.
While we are on the topic of fishing, here in the Austin area they just released 1200 trout into Mueller Lake, so if you're feeling like making a catch of your own, head on out to the lake and see what you can reel in. Have a fantastic start to your week.
From Austin, With Love