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Everett Ruess by Everett Ruess
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Dec 01, 12

bookshelves: wild-child, real-adventure, free-spirit, nature-boy

There's a song Nat King Cole made popular called "Nature Boy." This is that boy. Ever since reading this book, he's haunted me. An artist, a truly free spirit, at one with nature, he disappeared into the wild never to be seen again. His story is often seen as tragic. I see magic in it. I imagine him always in wonder, never dying, always young at heart. This is a book to hold close, to read and reread. In it you might a way to live a life unfettered by convention, or raddled by possessions, or tormented by useless ambition. I've just written a review of another book I love. I said I was giving it out for Christmas. I shall add this one to it.

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