Happy Ending: Blue Solitude

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Happy Ending.
Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

If you could, would you want to surf the best waves of your life alone? Jon Krakauer tried solving an Alaskan deviant of that riddle in his book, Into The Wild. The non-fiction story tells the tale of Christopher McCandles, a Virginia youth who decided to walk out on everything he had built in life. Alone and underprepared, Old Chris hitchhiked to The Last Frontier’s Stampede Trail and disappeared. He survived for approximately 100 days. And at some point during those 15 weeks, he scribbled in his notebook, “Happiness is only real when shared.”

So, if you could, would you want to surf the best waves of your life by yourself? Do you need to share happiness in order for it to be real? One thing’s for sure — if you went the way solitude, your friends totally wouldn’t believe you. —Brendan Buckley

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