Trace Adkins recorded a song in 2011 titled "Just Fishin'."
The song describes a father taking his young daughter fishing. While she believes the experience is all about fishing, the father understands the experience to be intentionally multidimensional.
My younger years were filled with those experiences that I thought were simply "fishing trips." Perhaps you also have benefited from the wisdom, the guidance, the mentoring, the relationship building, the solace, the teaching of a beloved parent/grandparent/great grandparent, embedded in the simple activity of fishing (or sewing or cooking or gardening or building stuff).
As time has passed, the shoe has increasingly been on the other foot. More and more I find myself sharing important nuggets of life-wisdom through the profound acts of fishing or playing cards or gathering eggs or walking in the pasture. Little do they suspect. They think we're just fishin'.
Here's the song.