“People who have no dreams, are poor” ~ Bear the Tinker
It is two years since I met Bear the Tinker at my cousin’s organic farm. A Tinker is an travelling tinsmith for those of you who don’t know (I did not). The Tiny House where he lived and worked out of for many years, and still for much of the year is a Caravan which is drawn from place to place by his lovely horse and companion, Callum.
Meeting Bear stands out in my life as one of the great experiences. It is hard to describe him, his storytelling, his music his wit and his peace. The strength of presence of this man, and his connection to the past is something that one must experience to believe.
This is a clip from a great old TV show out of Canada. Bear the Tinker lives near Kingston Ontario.
If you see him on the road, stop! Ask him where he is heading next to tell stories and sharpen knifes, I am urging you, make Bear a part of your plan, even if you have to travel far to meet him. If you must work to arrange it, or travel to be where he is, please do so, treat yourself to this experience.
Here are the links so that you may find him….
Here is a tip (just in from Bear). If you want to meet him, he will be at the Delta Fair for 3 days, and events at Murphy’s Point Park on July 20 and August 3. Also FYI… he offers Yurt Building courses for small groups of 10-12 people. :-D