Babbs in the Woods
So, I was talking to Stacey Huston last week, and mentioned that I was going to start reading the first book of the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, titled “The Hunger Games.” Stacey said, “The Hunger Games? That’s what I’ve played all my life!” Meaning, she has been trapping and killing her own food for most of her life.
And not because she was (or nowadays is) forced to, but because she — like Katniss Everdeen, the heroine — chooses to feed her family using wild game available. Granted the settings are very different: Katniss lives in apocalyptic North America, in District 12 while Stacey lives in Wyoming. (Somedays, though, with 80-mile-per-hour wind- and dust-storms, Stacey’s neck of the woods sounds a bit apocalyptic to me!)
I think, though, that one of the reasons my pals in the outdoor world like the book — OK, love the book — is because of Katniss’s approach to hunting and how she takes home food to her single mom’s table. She is the type of huntress we strive to be.
So, have you read “The Hunger Games?” If so, what is one thing you’ve discovered about yourself since reading the book?