Monday, November 2, 2009

An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road.

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
— Chris McCandless

I swear to you, Into the Wild is a life changing movie - at least for me. My meilleur amie felt the same way, but that might just be us. It's actually a true story. And that's what makes it so great. Of course, the beautiful scenery in the film is a plus. I don't even want to say anything about it because I feel like you should go see it for yourself. I mean, honestly, Chris McCandless aka Supertramp is one of my heroes. These kinds of things inspire me so much. I've been meaning to go buy the book, but I haven't had the chance yet. I love everything about this story. Of course, the ending is not ideal, but the act is inspiring. I think you can agree with that.

It's part of the reason why my best friends and I have decided to go camping (that's a lighter word than I'd like to use, but I don't know a better one, and I also feel like realistically, that's all we're going to end up doing) for a few weeks in the summer (again, realistically, there's very little chance that we'll be able to do more than 2 weeks considering we have to coordinate everyone's schedules which is a pain). I adore adore adore these types of things. They're very romantic.

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