“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” — Malcolm X
The longer I live this hermit’s life, the less talking I feel moved to do… yet the more there is to say. That’s a main reason why I’m starting this blog.
For now, I’ll say this: he probably had no such intention, but Malcolm X was speaking for plenty of Hermits when he made that statement. I don’t think it’s commonly known, but — based on the reading I’ve done and the solitary folks I’ve known — we Hermits often seem to carry a real independent, anti-authoritarian streak in us. I think many of us need real freedom if we are to know peace.
Actually, I suspect that plenty of non-Hermits bear the same trait. And that’s likely a major reason why depression is so rampant in the world today.
Topics like these will be a major theme of this blog, so if you’re intrigued, please do stay tuned. I’m convinced that there’s a real need for an online sanctuary where such things are honestly considered and addressed.
May Hermit Hollow serve, faithfully and well, this perceived need for peace and freedom together. And to my readers, welcome to a peaceful yet inwardly wild adventure.