A life of courage, joy and independence.
A friend wrote to me to share the video below with the simple message “I think you’ll get it”. I believe I do get it and can see now that the thing which drives me to do what I do may be something more commonly shared with others than I had once thought. My favorite part of this video is when the hunter spots the young boy in the dark woods. The sight made me think of the famous phrase “when a body meets a body comin’ through the rye”. This video has alone caused me to realize that whenever possible I should always go alone.
The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.
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