Once upon a time a girl from a concrete town in the North of England discovered inspiration in a book, planned a trip and found home. A place to breathe, to marvel and to dream. Now living closer to that dream, our family's heart travels the last few miles almost every day as we talk about our Last Best Place and tell each other "Love you more than Montana".
This year marks the 20 years since the premiere of A River Runs Through It. Carly Flandro of the Bozeman Chronicle has written an interesting article reflecting on the film’s legacy to Montana and fly-fishing. With thoughts from Norman Maclean’s family and the original fly-fishing advisor, Dan Bailey; if you love this movie, or Montana, read the full article.
For over 10 years, Wall Street reporter, Connors, has spent half a year keeping watch over New Mexico’s Gila Forest. Be inspired by this trailer explaining his work in fire-watching and his passion for the lookout tower. The imagery of the typewriter in the tower, with the forest below, is beautiful. This book would be a great Father’s Day gift.
“It’s not as if either of us loathes our domestic life. We love our wives, good wine, sports on television, dinner in a nice restaurant - especially our wives. It’s more a matter of achieving some measure of balance, some substantial contact with that part of ourselves that relishes a campfire under a sky beserk with stars, forty miles from the nearest social worker completely reliant on our own dexterity”.
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."