Last weekend, Nell and I watched the film, “Into the Wild.” Several years ago, I read Jon Krakauer’s book upon which the movie is based. The story of Christopher McCandless, an idealistic wanderer who shunned his privileged upbringing to live a simple life traveling the country, ultimately dying alone in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness, is simultaneously tragic and uplifting. I highly recommend both the film and the book. And the soundtrack. Eddie Vedder’s original songs beautifully capture the spirit of McCandless’ journey. Together, the book, movie, and soundtrack are among the best I’ve experienced in a long time.