A life of courage, joy and independence.
Birth is a death sentence. After a certain point every child comes to understand this fact. However, holding the point too closely can cause injury, inflicting fear and timidity against the dangers of an all-too-soon end of life. Hiding thoughts of death carries its own risks as we may carelessly allow time and opportunity to slip by in a seemingly endless passage of days. Another way is to keep the reality of our eventual passing out in the open, like a trinket and memento of our future, last mortal act. A strange, cold keepsake of finality and promise to remind us of reality and inspire us toward opportunity.
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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