June 15th, 2019
Some people wonder why climbers do it.
Why would somebody put their life at risk for something so stupid?
Until you really stop and think about it and realize that at least once in your life, you are going to be obsessed with, possessed by and insanely passionate about something, or someone.
And nobody but you will ever know why.
But thanks to the sane people who document things of this nature, like in the film Free Solo, we can begin to understand, if not ever truly comprehend. I have never been so gripped (pun absolutely intended) by what is essentially a guy climbing up a rock in my entire life. My body ached through visual osmosis and my soul stirred just the same.
Why do humans do crazy things? Because knowing better is what makes us essentially human.