Started at the little wild horse canyon trailhead at 8pm by myself after a series of unfortunate life events that lead me to want to run away and try to regain my confidence when alone, finished on a snowy day in Colorado. Personally, this is a really sad read.
What's the meaning of life? I always believed that there're two kinds of people in life, a giver, who wants to make as much difference as possible, or a taker, who wants to explore the world, experience as much during a limited amount of time. Most people picks the second route, drive by FOMO and YOLO concepts. There's nothing wrong with that.
Alex, however, had a unique way of being a taker, while trying to experience it his own way, he's at the same time, giving by doing the best he can to not burden the society. Finished college, always being friendly and on his own, always show up for the dirtiest work needed, he's highly responsible, tho very ill prepared, which is common for anyone buring with the motivation of the inner pursuit, when taught "where there's a will, there's a way". The tragedy is lead by lack of preparedness, yet to conclude that it's the only reason showed the same kinda of black or white thinking most of us conveniently choose. He made the decision, and as showed in the last picture before death, seemed to be make peace with the consequences. That's a great thing that most of us aren't willing to do in our mundane life.
Rest in peace, Christopher, may there be mountains to climb in the paradise.
For the rest of us, may we eventually figure out what actually matters the most, make that damn decision in our short lifetime, and bravely claim responsible for it. Whether is nature, love, career or money.
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