I left society and went into the woods, settled at the hermitage I call the Cloister at Three Creeks, and spent a lot of time considering life's biggest issues. For a time during fall and early winter 2021-2, I made a number of videos where I was finally able to verbalize my ideas, and these presented in this post are pretty much the heart of them.
Yes, it is perhaps the closest to 'preaching' I come, yet also a necessary part of my personal journey along the 'Way of the Great Stream'.
With these deep, weighty ideas well-seated in my being, I found I was able to move on to much simpler themes--more purely joyful explorations of the places and things that nature was showing me. The process felt like coming through a tunnel and emerging into a 'fresh green country under a swift sunrise' as Tolkien put it.