Adventure is a strong word. The brave ones are the only who really understand it and aim for it. It’s here that names like Christopher Johnson McCandless and Eddie Vedder come to mind. Probably, the first name is unknown. But is Alexander Supertramp, Chris’ nickname, familiar to you?
Printed through the woods and the wild life, this young adventurous guy left his deeply moving story written in the newspapers and in the cinema, by the hands of Director Sean Penn. The reason is obvious: Chris McCandless changed his address from California to earth. With no material things: just independence, freedom and pure existence. To live and enjoy a simple and pure life were his goal. With few groceries, equipment and clothes, the idealistic Chris hiked into the woods, travelled through Alaska and lived 113 days in a bus, where he died. Despite all advices against he moved on this journey and left everything behind: his money, his family and his quality life, but not his dreams, his hopes and his wisdom.
Every day was registered in a notebook and every day was a challenge. “Into the Wild” is the movie that follows this adventure and Eddie Vedder is the singer that gave a magic and inspiring soundtrack to the screen.
There are no subtitles to this story: just courage, ambition, resistance, strength and an inspiration that doesn’t fit in our hands.
“I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space” – Eddie Vedder
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