I do not think I could live such a life of isolation.
If you get a chance, watch this sometime
Kauai is my idea of an island paradise. It has running water and indoor plumbing.
Some times you have to make the best of the hand you're dealt. Kauai was too far to hitchhike.
Can it revolve around hermitry in general sir, or are you asking me to remain focused on a single member of that sect? Focus is not one of my long suits you see.......... hey look, a sea shell........................
Like all Foo threads, this one will sink into the mire soon enough. We can discuss hermits in general, but always please pay tribute to the King hermit.
"What a wonderful documentary of our “Uncle Robert”. His wife Katie was my Grandfather’s sister and I grew up hearing all kinds of stories of the “hermit”. My father took us to visit him during the summer of ’63 when I was 10 years old and it left a lasting impression. He was so gracious and kind to us and before we left he said he wanted to give us something. He walked out into the marsh and pulled out a huge conch shell and gave us and said he hoped we would remember him. Thanks to all who put this work together and especially those who donated film footage. It brought back many happy memories.
Jan Hamrick Privatte
Does one have to live in meager appointments to be considered a hermit?
My Proenekke, the subject of Alone in the Wilderness, single handedly built himself a handsome cabin, and used his woodcraft to trap animals for pelts that a bush pilot would fly in to retrieve in return for provisions.
He lived alone, without electricity, etc. but he was not lacking for comfort or shelter.