Into the Wild, and a quick trip west

Too many photos to sort, here’s a well kept Pinto in the parking lot of Cracker Barrel somewhere off I-70

Last Thursday night I rented Into the Wild – a flick directed by Sean Penn adapted from a based-on-a-true-story book by Jon Krakauer.

Whoa.

I really liked it.

I wrote down a few quotes from this soul-searching roadtrip of a movie (most from Hal Holbrook’s character):

“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences.”

“When you forgive, you love.”

“I think good gets better.”

Though it clocks in bit over two hours, I wasn’t quite ready for the film to end.

Inspired—not to trek into the wilderness of Alaska, but to hit the road—I decided to visit my friends across the Mississippi. Dan had a booked weekend of performances, so it timed out well.

I packed a lot of good times (and good food) into less than 48 hours, and the being on the road felt great.

I’m looking forward to more travels this summer, but for now, it’s time to hunker and get some work done.

Current music: Hot Chip “Ready for the Floor”

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3 comments

  1. If you really liked the movie, I recommend picking up the book. Krakauer includes a multitude of additional stories similar to Chris McCandless’s … each as harrowing, intriguing, and mysterious as his (all of which would have distracted from the linear plot of the movie).

  2. Thanks Christopher J. I am going to pick up the book.
    I think I’ve had it in my possession more than once over the years, but I never cracked it open. I think it’s time.

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