I was scrolling through Answers.Yahoo.com the other day when a question caught my eye: Should I withdraw from humanity and find a really nice cave?
This question really resonated with me because I often feel this way too. When I was a kid my dream was to live in a monastery and work in the scriptorium. Or, if I couldn’t do that, to become a hermit and live in the mountains eating wild plants like Euell Gibbons.
Unfortunately, nice caves are hard to find.
I started thinking about the things I would need to make life as a hermit bearable.
My cave would have to be within walking distance of a really good library. Or I would need to install WiFi so I could download ebooks from Overdrive.com.
I would need a camp oven or solar powered bread machine so I can make my gluten free bread.
Water. A well. With a hand pump? Or a solar powered pump.
Oh yeah, Electricity. Maybe a solar/wind power generator, to run the Wifi, bread machine, water pump and charge my Kindle Fire.
On and on.
Until I realized it would be better to just stay home and learn to get along with people.