Everett Ruess: A Vagabond For Beauty
A Nonfiction, Travel, Environment book. I must pack my short lifer full of interesting events...
Introduction by John Nichols. Afterword by Edward Abbey. "Everett Ruess, bold adventurer, artist, writer. He traded prints with Ansel Adams. He studied and lived with Edward Weston, Maynard Dixon, and Dorothea Lange. 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. Then, in November of 1934, at the age of 21, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert."
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I must pack my short lifer full of interesting events and creative activity. Philosophy and aesthetic contemplation are not enough. I intend to do everything possible to broaden my experiences and allow myself to reach the fullest development. Then, and before physical deterioration obtrudes, I shall go on some last wilderness trip to a place I have known and loved. I shall not return. Everett Ruess, Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty //
The letter between Everett & Christopher Ruess. Everett asks questions and his father reply back in a letter.1. Is service the true end of life? No, but rather happiness through service. Only as we play our part, as a part of the whole, aware of the interrelationedness, do we really and fully live. You and I are like the right hand... Reading Everett's letters puts you right back in the restless questioning that we often face around age 20: where am I going? What kind of people do I enjoy being around? How do I want to spend my time and energy, and what are the forces that inspire me most to do so? His musings put me right back in that era of life, showcasing the... A little-known gem.