The moon comes upThe moon goes downThis is to inform youthat I did not die youngAge swept past meBut I caught up.Spring has begun here and each dayBrings new birds up from Mexico.Yesterday I got a call from the outsideworld but I said no in thunder.I was a dog on a short chainAnd now there's no chain.- Jim Harrison 2009
He drank massive gulps from the fire hydrant of life.
You can drown from such activity.
Old age got him.
Even if we are lucky, it will get us all.
- A prolific writer, Harrison lost his left eye as a child to a girl wielding a broken bottle.
- He lost his mother and sister to a car wreck when he was 20.
- He wrote Legends of the Fall in only 9 days.
- He lived to hunt and fish, but decided he did not like to kill mammals.
- He was married for more than 50 years.
- When asked by Esquire magazine, what he'd learned in old age, he replied: "You end up missing your dogs."
“Death steals everything except our stories.”