On Hunting and Sacred Space | Stacy Bare

February 18, 2015 4:39 PM

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I went hog hunting last weekend. As a self-defined skier and climber, this is not my typical activity. Somewhere in adult hood, my brother and I, who grew up doing more or less the same kinds of activities took separate paths out in the woods of life. I moved towards 'recreation' and my brother to 'hunting'. These two paths too rarely intersect and are often times set at false odds with one another.

My brother found a sacred space outside that included at different times a bow, a rifle, a number of rods and reels, a tree stand, and an auger he could cut holes in frozen lakes in to fish. My experience of many of the same spaces required for me skis, a climbing harness, cams, ropes, and ice axes....

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