The traffic light turned to orange and then, rather abruptly, to red as some of the car drivers drove rather fast (and stupidly) to jump it. Only to be stopped by the burly cop standing at the crossing. My car, if you know my way of driving, is never in a rush; I stayed where I should be, wheels not touching the zebra crossing. I sat there, not patiently, but wondering on and on as a message blinked on my phone screen, “Your car has been idling for 5 mins.” Right, as if I did not know.
Anyway, I turned the ignition off, fiddled with my playlist, tapped the steering and wondered some more.
If you know me well you would know how many times in a day, every day, I plan to be a modern-age hermit and leave for a place and life that is closer to nature and preferably no traffic lights. Reaching work, checking off first work-task of the day, and a coffee at my table, I browsed for stories on people who have left world and all its woes to live off the grid. Still wondering if it is manageable, doable, practical and all types of word-barriers that we put to our whims and dreams. But then, the internet has all answers, mostly. So, while I might not leave for a few more years, I figured how different a life it is, what it takes and, of course, the fact that it is doable and entirely practical if we are poring over the same literature.
Sharing some of the most fascinating photos of new age hermits, people who have left civilisation as we know it to live close to nature, in a more sustainable manner and at a pace that is entirely their own. Here is sharing my favourite photos of people living in the wild and their lives.
All photos and their copyright belongs to the respective photographers, namely Antoine Bruy and Kevin Faingnaert. You can check more of their impressive photo projects on their websites.