OFF THE GRID
Compelling photos that capture the rustic beauty and idyllic setting of people who have chosen a Walden-esque existence tucked away in secluded, wild environments.
from Scrublands by Antoine Bruy
THWACK! TWANG! SHTONG! The hammer-strikes of the cosmic Smith crash into our emotional steel. Sometimes they come in a flurry, battering us so severely we are certain we will break. Some of us do. Other blows come just when we are at the height of our ecstasy, leaving a fearful scar that keeps us from soaring the high currents of our bliss. But every strike is simply a question. “Can you overcome this?” It is our answer to this challenge that will determine the character of our lives.
We often curse the Smith, imagining that we deserve the coddling of a benevolent teat. How dare we. The strongest steel makes the deepest cut, and we are here to penetrate the world as thoroughly as our Godhood permits. So the true warrior thanks the hammer, through gritted teeth and a wry smile. She knows she will overcome, and that gratitude leaves no scar. It isn’t easy. Neither is the path of the warrior.
[via Aubrey Marcus]