February 24, 2024

The man known for visiting Wilmington, New York for almost twenty years has some unique interests – fishing and conversation. As he handed me his fish, he explained why he caught it and shared his aim to discover the mystery behind the fish’s diet. His distinctive way of speaking and selecting words while emphasizing sounds and speaking slowly was intriguing. He aims to capture the essence of everyday conversation and make it visible. He believes in the significance of the seemingly trivial nothings people say. I learned that Catching a fish involves being aware of many things around that moment, just like an artist who attentively observes the details. I observed him giving out small white boxes of flies and collecting a random note during a conversation at a barbecue.