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What allows us to survive? To lose and then find ourselves? How do we learn to accept grief instead of permitting it to obliterate us? How can a young woman who describes herself as having a “hole in her heart” (a mother-shaped hole, I thought to myself) transform herself through solitude and high-octane risk and the comforts of literature (along the way she picked up books like “The Complete Stories” of Flannery O’Connor and J. M. Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”) into a clearheaded, scarred, human, powerful and enormously talented writer who is secure enough to confess she does not have all the answers? (via Dani Shapiro, ‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed - NYTimes.com)
No, I will NOT stop posting about Wild, not quite yet, anyway. Also this is an excellent depiction of Monster, Cheryl’s backpack. There was an ad outside the new REI on Houston last month that claimed something like “Come find out how a 30-pound backpack can take the weight of the world off your shoulders” and every time I passed it was like, “Monster was WAY more than 30 pounds.”

What allows us to survive? To lose and then find ourselves? How do we learn to accept grief instead of permitting it to obliterate us? How can a young woman who describes herself as having a “hole in her heart” (a mother-shaped hole, I thought to myself) transform herself through solitude and high-octane risk and the comforts of literature (along the way she picked up books like “The Complete Stories” of Flannery O’Connor and J. M. Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”) into a clearheaded, scarred, human, powerful and enormously talented writer who is secure enough to confess she does not have all the answers? (via Dani Shapiro, ‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed - NYTimes.com)

No, I will NOT stop posting about Wild, not quite yet, anyway. Also this is an excellent depiction of Monster, Cheryl’s backpack. There was an ad outside the new REI on Houston last month that claimed something like “Come find out how a 30-pound backpack can take the weight of the world off your shoulders” and every time I passed it was like, “Monster was WAY more than 30 pounds.”

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