the crazies

“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. 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 conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging 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. if you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. but once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

– john krakauer, into the wild

. . . i’m terribly fond of crazy people.

+ andrew just shared this link with me – alex hannold and free-soloing. this dude scales rock faces  taller than the empire state building without anything but his hands and feet.

+ sarah and i were talking about our values lists last night at open eye and we both agree – we need to find more adventures { *i will do this one day}

+ my life list is up {although still a work in progress!} got any suggestions or more things i should add to le list? or care to join me on some of these?

+ i really want to go on a road trip with a motorcycle to this part of the country

{photo from bapatla, india where i first learned to drive. . . need lots of practice, but one day. . . }

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