I’m hiking in order to save myself –
At 22 she lost her mother, in the four years following – everything unravels. Thats why Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the the Pacific Crest Trail.
Strayed’s memoir about the hike, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, is a fantastic story about transformation and becoming oneself. The movie based on the book, staring Reese Witherspoon, is also good, but one gets a much better sense of time in the text version. And coming to terms with oneself sure can take a lot of time & suffering …
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I, too, loved this book and enjoyed Strayed’s writing. Probably will not see the movie but from everything I’ve read, Witherspoon’s performance is excellent. And you said it, Sigrun: “coming to terms with oneself sure can take a lot of time & suffering …”
I think I would have found the film excellent had I not already read the book 🙂