I love the idea of life hungry stupidity.
It works in real life too.
In Touching the Void, Joe Simpson describes his response: ‘It would be a long time before cold and exhaustion overtook me on the ice bridge, and the idea of waiting alone and maddened for so long had forced me to this choice: abseil until I could find a way out, or die in the process. I would meet it rather than wait for it to come to me.’
When times are tough, we can turn to our ‘life hungry stupidity’, our desire for survival, our inner hope.
And we can build on it. In my next blog, I will explain how ordinary magic and personal medicine can help us do more than just survive.