Speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., what was it like fishing with him?
We went through the mangroves. Dr. King really didn't fish with me. He came here in 1964 to write the Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and again in 1968 to write the Sanitation Workers Speech. We went to Bonefish Creek. I have a deck about 12 feet long, 12 feet wide in the mangroves. I carry people there now to say my Creation Psalm I recited for Dr. King that day. When we reached the mangroves, there were birds overhead, the tide was trickling by and a stingray was burying and reburying. He said: 'There's so much life all around us. How can people not believe in the existence of God? Ansil, what do you do when you bring people out here and there's all this life around them?' I said I wrote a psalm that poses serious questions, and I leave them to ponder those questions. He said he'd like to hear it, and I said, "Dr. King, you're the spokesman, people want to hear you talk." He said: "I'm tired of listening to myself. I want to hear somebody else sometimes." So I read him what I called the 151st Psalm at the time. Now I call it the Creation Psalm.