« 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 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 (…) Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon (…) You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living. »
Christopher McCandless aka Alexander Supertramp
Lettre à Ron Franz
In « Into the wild », Jon Krakauer
EN QUÊTE DE BALEINES
LA PERLE HOMER ET SES ENVIRONS
PROMENADE PARMI LES OURS BRUNS
Bonheur, privilège, invraisemblable, aventure, péril, inespéré, stupéfaction ? Je ne sais pas vraiment quel mot est le plus approprié pour évoquer cette expérience. Indélébile, peut-être.