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"Never, not in my wildest dreams, did I ever expect that we’d own land on such a beautiful stream. Not that I’m under any illusion that the property is really ours, at least not in any genuine sense. We may pay the taxes and hold the paper, but the truth of the matter is that we’re simply doing the Good Lord’s work, acting as stewards and caretakers until our time here is over and someone else comes along to pick up the mantle. In fact, that might be the most any of us can hope for as we walk through this world; a life close to the land, a life filled with meaning and purpose. And when those special moments do manifest themselves - in the loving kiss of a spouse, or the shining eyes of a child, or the sheer luminance of a brook trout grown strong in pure mountain water - we should take the time to notice, and to offer thanks for gifts we don’t always deserve."