“A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living”

These days we buy very few things that fall outside of the food and basic survival categories. One of those very few things arrived this week, wrapped in raw sheep wool from the authors’ farm in Vermont:

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A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living, the just released book by Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow about their many years with Bill Coperthwaite.

It feels familiar, likely because Peter Forbes did the photographs for Bill Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity.  I just came across this picture of Aria “reading” that one through Peter’s pictures, so long ago now.

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Josh nabbed the first turn with this new book and reads to me from it when he just can’t wait until I’ve taken my turn, just as we did with Bill’s book. It feels reassuring to settle in with a new, yet familiar, guidepost on the path.  In a way it’s a means to keep learning from Bill, by learning from others who had more time.  And a means to learn from others who searched for, and found, a different way.

Perfect timing, especially this time of year, THIS year…

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