Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for November 18, 2013
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. -Christopher McCandless
@Zen PencilsGavin-sama, I wept at this. Having had to study Jon Krakauer’s tragic recounting of Chris McCandless’ lone adventure into the wild gray yonder as a college boy, I have always wondered what drives a young man to face the harshest that nature can offer. Is it a desire to question and test his masculinity? Is it a longing to get away from the restlessness and superficiality of modernity?
Whatever it is, we will never know. And like Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s characters in Easy Rider, Chris McCandless has become another martyr in the name of the road.
Rest in peace, Chris McCandless and Dennis Hopper.
(Personally, when I feel the call, I’m answering it on an Enfield Bullet.)