Here's the highlight of my birthday:
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It took some time to get used to the emotions of the small creatures in the bag, but after a while I found that simply sending love to the fish and slowly placing my cupped hand under on of them allowed me to scoop them out and place them in the new water with little trouble. By the end I had it to the point where they would stay in my hand for a few seconds after transferring to the lake. A great feeling, and a fine epilogue to my long gone fisherman days.