For August, Lisa and Kristen read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and then reviewed it together in the video below, check it out!
Lisa and Kristen also picked out their favorite quotes from the read below.
“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. ” (p.51)
“The thing about hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, the thing that was so profound to me that summer – and yet also, like most things, so very simple – was how few choices I had and how often I had to do the thing I least wanted to do. How there was no escape or denial.” (p.69)
“That perhaps being amidst the undesecrated, regardless of what I’d lost or what had been taken from me, regardless of the regrettable things I’d done to others or myself or the regrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I’d been skeptical about , I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.” (p.143)
“Perhaps by now I’d come far enough that I had the guts to be afraid.” (p.229)
“I never got to be in the driver’s seat of my own life …” (p.273)
“Everything except the fact that I didn’t have to know. That it was enough to trust that what I’d done was true … To believe that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore. To know that seeing the fish beneath the surface of the water was enough … It was my life – like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred … How wild it was, to let it be.” (p.311)
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