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It doesn't make sense to me. Judgment. Control. All that, the whole spectrum.

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Happiness only real when shared.

#f45f91eb / read by Shriram-60

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_To measure yourself_ at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions.

#f3c9ed77 / read by Akanksha-14

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But when you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines through you.

#f35c32ef / read by Shriram-60

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And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong.

#ef53a75b / read by Akanksha-14

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_An_ aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta.

#eef369b3 / read by Akanksha-14

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The fragility of crystal is not a weakness but a fineness.

#edbd4fa5 / read by Shriram-60

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This fact suddenly redefined Chris and me as bastard children.

#ed0dc585 / read by Shriram-60

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Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist.

#ec1106ad / read by Akanksha-14

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Instincts that seem to sense the threat of a loss so huge and irrevocable that the mind balks at taking its measure.

#ea2897af / read by Akanksha-14

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;

#e79cd21d / read by Shriram-60

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Their guilt was giving way to pain. And pain seemed to bring them closer. Even their faces had changed.

#e09ebf3d / read by Akanksha-14

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You know, parents, hypocrites, politicians, pricks.

#dfed7c2a / read by Shriram-60

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When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.

#df6be944 / read by Shriram-60

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God's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience.

#d90e586b / read by Akanksha-14

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I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong... but to feel strong.

#d87f6ede / read by Akanksha-14

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He discovered that our parents' stories of how they fell in love and got married were calculated lies masking an ugly truth.

#d87cb90f / read by Akanksha-14

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They made his entire childhood seem like fiction.

#d2d8079c / read by Shriram-60

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Well my friend, all is not well on the hippie front.

#cebb3a0b / read by Shriram-60

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_With_ almost a year having passed since Chris' disappearance my parents' anger had turned to desperation.

#c495cbe0 / read by Akanksha-14

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And I trust that everything he is doing has to be done. This is our life.

#c3dcac74 / read by Akanksha-14

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I'm going to miss you when you go.

#bf0abf00 / read by Shriram-60

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You don't need human relationships to be happy, God has placed it all around us.

#b7346efa / read by Akanksha-14

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Society, man! You know, society! Cause, you know what I don't understand?

#b0d45074 / read by Shriram-60

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_They_ walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.

#b09ef3a2 / read by Akanksha-14

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_This is a_ mistake. It's a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff.

#b058e8e8 / read by Akanksha-14

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In California, he'd looked up some old family friends.

#af47b49f / read by Shriram-60

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Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth.

#adeafcf7 / read by Akanksha-14

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What if I were smiling and running into your arms? Would you see then what I see now?

#adb97853 / read by Akanksha-14

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You're just living, man. You're just there, in that moment, in that special place and time.

#ad91aace / read by Akanksha-14

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Outdoorsman. What's your fascination with all that stuff?

#ab90dd6c / read by Shriram-60

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I'm going to Alaska.

#aa5e8538 / read by Shriram-60

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Can't be juggling blood and fire all the time!

#a67f4f85 / read by Shriram-60

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And Mom, in the shame and embarassment of a young mistress, became his accomplice in deceit.

#a5691be3 / read by Akanksha-14

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That poor girl's about ready to vault herself onto a fencepost.

#a43f02b5 / read by Shriram-60

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And I know you have problems with the church too...

#a42f2f37 / read by Shriram-60

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You know, about getting out of this sick society. Society!

#a1ea4d80 / read by Shriram-60

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These revelations struck at the core of Chris' sense of identity.

#a1345c02 / read by Shriram-60

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When they met, Dad was already married.

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By the deep sea, and music in its roar;

#9d6c5c39 / read by Shriram-60

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You are really good. I mean, you're like, a hundred thousand times better than like any apple I've ever had.

#9bc2b08d / read by Akanksha-14

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Still everything Chris is saying has to be said.

#9b130bff / read by Shriram-60

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That people soften by the forced reflection that comes with loss.

#9b093e12 / read by Akanksha-14

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But there is some kind of bigger thing that we can all appreciate and it sounds to me you don't mind calling it God.

#9711293d / read by Teja-84

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It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations.

#930d6f02 / read by Akanksha-14

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What 'people' we talking about?

#8d9f4029 / read by Shriram-60

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I want to tell you something. From bits and pieces of what you have told me about your family, your mother and your dad...

#8d0c1722 / read by Akanksha-14

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_And_ now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure.

#8aef879e / read by Akanksha-14

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I love not man the less, but Nature more...

#835d391c / read by Shriram-60

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People just need to change the way they look at things.

#7c7942e8 / read by Teja-84

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Their fraudulent marriage and our father's denial of his other son was, for Chris, a murder of every day's truth.

#778cb320 / read by Akanksha-14

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The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong.

#76479231 / read by Teja-84

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_As_ soon as I heard he was home, I ran into his room to talk to him.

#75ffafb7 / read by Akanksha-14

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He felt his whole life turn, like a river suddenly reversing the direction of its flow, suddenly running uphill.

#712f1d22 / read by Teja-84

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Cancel Christmas? Who do you think you are? God?

#6e80ce37 / read by Teja-84

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She carried them with her on the plane... in her backpack.

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Dad's arrogance made him conveniently oblivious to the pain he caused.

#696aa608 / read by Akanksha-14

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_Chris_ was writing his story, and it had to be Chris who would tell it.

#65c6f41a / read by Akanksha-14

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Some people feel like they don't deserve love.

#5e78594a / read by Shriram-60

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Facing the blind deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.

#5d2974b5 / read by Teja-84

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No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.

#5af68b58 / read by Teja-84

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If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.

#58eb7fd2 / read by Teja-84

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The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage.

#548c6146 / read by Teja-84

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I'm not Superman, I'm Supertramp and you're super apple.

#5402b4b0 / read by Teja-84

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You're so tasty, you're so organic, so natural. You are the apple of my eye, ha!

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But I catch myself and remember that these are not the parents I grew up with.

#52367923 / read by Teja-84

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But when it came to my brother, they did not seem to know or care that their course of secret action brought the kind of devastation that could cut them.

#44325b62 / read by Teja-84

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Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here.

#40f9653a / read by Teja-84

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There is a rapture on the lonely shore;

#3e0d6f82 / read by Shriram-60

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I will miss you too, but you are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships.

#3a4a8eb2 / read by Subhajit-81

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It should not be denied that being footloose has always exhilarated us.

#3a2a46c8 / read by Subhajit-81

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Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North.

#3662c5fd / read by Teja-84

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There ain't gonna be no party. I'm gonna cancel Christmas this year.

#36619afe / read by Teja-84

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I'm gonna be all the way out there, all the way fucking out there. Just on my own.

#33bc5917 / read by Subhajit-81

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If I wanted to paddle down the river, where's the best place to launch out of?

#324a9a04 / read by Subhajit-81

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Kids! Look what your dad is doing to me!

#31f92b7a / read by Shriram-60

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You know, big mountains, rivers, sky, game. Just be out there in it, you know? In the wild.

#316dd97b / read by Teja-84

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I had begun to wonder if I can understand what Chris is saying any longer.

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Absolute freedom. And the road has always led west.

#27a4e5a9 / read by Shriram-60

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Maybe when I get back, I can write a book about my travels.

#272b4abe / read by Subhajit-81

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The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.

#221c01d7 / read by Subhajit-81

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Thou shalt not return, 'cause 'the West is the best.'

#21ebddfe / read by Subhajit-81

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Two weeks after Chris's death, moose hunters discovered his body in the bus.

#21de5a13 / read by Subhajit-81

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The freedom and simple beauty is too good to pass up...

#20e09625 / read by Subhajit-81

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On September 19, 1992, Carine McCandless flew with her brother's ashes from Alaska to the eastern seaboard.

#1fe93593 / read by Subhajit-81

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You know, no fucking watch, no map, no axe, no nothing. No nothing. Just be out there. Just be out there in it.

#1fa381ff / NSFW / read by Subhajit-81

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My parents understood that a fine crystal glass had to be cared for or it may be shattered.

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She convinces herself it's Chris, that's her son whenever she passes a stray.

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And even after Chris was born, Dad had had another son with his first wife, Marcia, to whom he was still legally married.

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That's right! I'm God!

#149092fb / read by Shriram-60

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Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don't want one.

#14816fda / read by Subhajit-81

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There is society, where none intrudes,

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The year Chris graduated high school, he bought the Datsun used and drove it cross-country. He stayed away most of the summer.

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I don't need a new car, I don't want a new car, I don't want anything, any of these things, things, things, things.

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