A Listening Walk --and Other Stories Setting & Symbolism

Gene Hill
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Africa

In "Unpacking Some Memories of Africa," Hill recalls with great fondness a safari to Africa, which he calls the happiest time of his life. He especially remembers the sounds—the call of the shrikes, the wails of the baboons, the barking of the leopard.

Equipment Time

While some might dismiss fiddling with equipment as playing with one's toys, Hill finds a certain sacred value in sorting through and admiring his equipment prior to going out into the wilderness. For Hill, each hook or rod or duck decoy represents a memory or story, and so he will never part with ostensibly useless or outdated equipment, as pieces of equipment are mementos of his life.

The Atlantic Salmon

The Atlantic salmon is a sacred animal for Hill, based upon its amazing migration upstream from the ocean. The salmon fisher must look upon his expedition as a religious pilgrimage...

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