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Quotes from Everett Ruess: Zachary Harless rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Yes, if the world needs that or can use that service.

I can relate and respect the contribution of Everett, yet something in the back of my head keeps nagging at me about these kids, particularly Everett and Chris McCandless Into the wild and even Aaron One-Arm Ralston.

There is sacrifice and sacrifice. Should one submerge oneself in sacrifice? As such, reading the letters is an experience that ranges from exasperating to nostalgic to thought-provoking.

A very thought provoking read on a number of levels. Dilshad Brar rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Return to Book Page. He tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest pursuing his dream of ultimate beauty and oneness with nature. Mar 07, Aaron York rated it it was amazing. This is my favorite of his writings. It is mostly comprised of diary entries and they are vagagond, but many are q, very similar. Sacrifice may be so great as to amputate life and may be silly or futile.


They are both good for us if we have the will to extract the sweet from the bitter. A Vagabond for Beauty.

Uress fact, is so, that things hold together, make sense, is perpetual. His last known camp was in the Escalante River region of southern Utah, a place of bare rock, vertical cliffs, plunging canyons, and soaring mesas. A casual interest emerged as I live in Los Angeles and have frequented many of the places described eloquently by this artist on the move.

I love Everett Ruess, his life story, his writings, his block print art vagagond perhaps most of all his reckless life of adventure in the wilderness. It would seem however that Ruess often preferred solitude over the company of others.

I like the thought of being in the woods removed from society and depending on yourself. The reader, of course, knows from the start that Bwauty Ruess disappears at the age of 21 while on a walkabout somewhere near the Colorado River, in the remote s wilderness of southern Utah.

Even Thoreau lived in a loaner cabin from his buddy. Then he must be more than an animal, too.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty & Wilderness Journals

No trivia or quizzes yet. His prose about nature is stilling; his passion for living incendiary. He has just played at life.

He need not seek pleasure, he will get more if he gets it indirectly. Ruess and McCandless are similar wandering souls that we can all relate to at some level.


Open Preview See a Problem? Why such sharp demarcations? It is not for us to play highway robber and hold up life. The Greeks separated flesh and spirit.

The cause remains unknown and they aren’t even sure they found the body.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty & Wilderness Journals by W.L. Rusho

A house has a foundation, a first story, and a second story. Guess and aesthetic contemplation are not enough. I want the wilderness to be there as much as the next Abbey or Muir, but we all live here. Yes, so far as we can conceive infinity.

Many have been inspired by his intense search for adventure, leaving behind the amenities of a comfortable life At first, I was disappointed reading what a seemed a laundry list of mundane items requested from his family by a youth seeking truth.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

Everett asks questions and his father reply back in a letter. He whose life is exclusively devoted to Truth, or to Goodness, or reuss Beauty, is a very fractional man.

At night I have watched pale granite towers in the dim starlight, aspiring to the powdered sky, tremulous and dreamlike, fantastical in the melting darkness.

Can one make great sacrifices without submerging oneself?

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