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A sublime sensation started growing in me the moment that leaving showed itself to be the only option. I knew deep in my heart that this departure was the only way to be loyal to the fire that burned within me. I could feel it weakening, the flame was shrinking….It was time to go out and collect the wood that would allow me to rediscover my life’s flame.


And from page 56

It’s always hard to leave after a stop. I leave this place full of tranquility just before noon. The cook has made me a sort of hard wheat cake for the occasion, which I wrap as preciously as I would a gold ingot. A few hours later, I’ve already forgotten the humans and found my rhythm.

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Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on FootHardcover – February 9, 2016