Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Wildness

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I go alone to reach the wildness within.


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The wild humbles like no human encounter.


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I gave up backpacking in my 20’s though I think it’s time to reconsider taking it up. I can think of no other way to penetrate deep into that volcano wilderness.


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The very remote places
Remain so
In the mind


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Society’s easy
After being alone in the wild
Familiar terms
And circumstance
Communication
A common end
After the wild


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I went to a place today where the wilderness looks back.


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Society is like an insulating blanket
Smothering wildness


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I fear wild places more for their immaterial threat. The distance I may never recover. The alien landscape which may become home. And the perpetual silence of irrelevant perspective.


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Wildness is found
Wherever courage
Provokes another step


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I must go alone into the wilderness
To find the words
Which domestic life hides


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Lately, I’m more inclined to stay at home. And let the wilderness come to me.


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The Path of Wildness is nothing more than a help out of a stuck. A way to move forward past a decision which can’t seemingly be made. Necessary progress.


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Almost went to the wild today. I decided instead to attend to a few domestic life necessities. That’s alright. It’s not like wildness gives a damn if I come to visit. The dead winds howl across the Indifferent badlands, against and over the cold black mountains, through and along silent sand washes, and twist and bend the dry, thorny foliage, with or without my attendant, failing gaze.

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