Dhārā is an Angel of rivers. It is not fully understood if he originated in occult, mystic or alchemic lore. Dhārā seems to always be with me when I fish. As a river angel he is always whispering little nothings to me..."Look there", he'll say, or "look down in that pool", or "listen!". These aren't exactly words being said, but more akin to feelings, urgings. To hear the words one must fish alone, or nearly alone. So I look and listen.
I have a friend that cannot fish alone and simply refuses to. He says he enjoys the jokes, pokes and comradeship but, and I have asked, he almost never hears the whispers. I feel a little sorry for this fellow. He catches fish, which is fine. But his experiences always seem two-dimensional...flat.
Haig-Brown published twenty-three books. He heard a lot of whispers.
Canadian writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown almost always fished alone. And at the height of his authoring career he traveled the world to fish and, I presume, to seek the whispers of distant rivers and lands. Haig-Brown published twenty-three books. He heard a lot of whispers.
As for me, I never fish alone even when I fish alone. There are the whispers. And the ghosts that follow me always seem to carry a fly rod. - WES:::