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    GQ | MICHAEL PATERNITI | 10/13/11 | 40 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      OMG: Dead Here. Whew, What a Release. Wow! What a Read! Devastating. Adventurous. Resilient. Poignant.

      “If you don’t try to hold; you don’t suffer over the loss. If you don’t worship life; you don’t fear death. But if you try to hold on to life it’s very sad. You can Honor Life, but if you try to hold on to Life ———————> it’s very sad.”

      Be Here Now

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Ahoy! An article with the power to change your life. Will definitely change your day. Took me two sessions (two different days) actually to read the whole thing, but I’m glad I broke it up.

      I was starting to think that the story is done being “told” around two thirds of the way through, but the final portion (starting with “like a glorious falling tree”) is where things really heat up. Damn this is incredible.

      Michael Peterniti FTW. I read a book he wrote about a road trip with Einstein’s brain. I’m thinking that all of his stuff in GQ must be 🔥.

      • Karenz
        1 month ago

        I can remember reading about tsunamis as a kid with horror and fascination. Survival stories are amazing for what humans can endure. I was thinking the other day of how cold can be a torture. Interesting that he didn’t live with his parents after he was rescued though their memory likely kept him alive. Absolutely gripping tale.