I took some photos so you could meet one of them.
This is the forest near where Fi lives.
On the edge of the forest, on private ground, her friend Vic has his home —
— where he lives with Kiera the dog.
This is Vic's home on the inside:
— with Vic in it making us a cup of tea.
His stove holds ashes from some very special places. I can't remember all the ones he said, but he has ashes from Vedic temples and Sioux sacred fires as well as his own fires. It's like a heart that holds the memory of sacred humanity.
Vic is a musician, and you can discover his work online here. He writes here about the soul and pattern of the way he has chosen, and the music that inspires and expresses the life inside him. Here's one of his songs. He is one of those rare souls who is prepared to accept the discipline and put in the determination needed to live in the freedom of simplicity. It was a privilege to meet him.