Izaak Walton was born on this day in 1593.
Be grateful for the simple things in life. Don't take them for granted. After all, what would a blind man give to see the pleasant rivers and meadows and flowers and fountains; this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily. Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration.
The Complete Angler documents James Prosek's travels as he walks in the footsteps of the 17th century English writer, Izaak Walton — "research" for his senior thesis at Yale.