Rooting for Wild: A Tribute to Book and Film

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I love walking, especially in the Mourne Mountains with my husband Fintan. Reading about walking cheers me too, especially blogs like 30 ways of walking and Rebecca Solnit’s book Wanderlust, as I noted in early posts.

Imagine how delighted I was to find Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild . It is well worth catching up with for the intensity of experience and the magnificence of nature described by this great author. Her references to poetry and literature as inspirational resources resonate with me too, as I’ve mentioned before.

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Tied in with her extreme hike (like most walkers) Strayed found herself on an inner journey as well. Though I’m no real hiker, sticking to a few hours or maybe a day and certainly no camping rough, I too find a form of therapy and restoration in walking. It’s the rhythm of the tramp, the exercise, the fresh air, the daylight, the space to breathe and think and feel.

We caught the movie recently too and I commend Reese Witherspoon- she did a wonderful job and really got the emotion across as well as the gruelling physicality of the role. Wild certainly deserves some Oscars – I’m rooting for Wild.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra Harriette
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 14:06:55

    I wanted to take a biking trip. No cars. No planes. No trains unless necessary.

    I still want to do it. I commend you and I encourage to chase that wild dream, no matter how impossible it seems.

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  2. Dace
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 18:13:47

    Very glad for your recommendation, Roberta. My husband and I also love walking and hiking – we stick to Black mountain, Napoleon’s nose and some other flatter places.. I think I ll get the book or watch the movie:) Thanks

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