I met up with Jimmy Randell a few days ago at Reids Farm near Taupo.
Jimmy's a lucky man. Having plenty of nothing.
You know how the song goes. I've got plenty of nothing and nothing's plenty for me...
All Jimmy possesses is a horse called Angel, a tiny tent he calls home and now, a little book called How To Live Well On A Small Income that he keeps in his back pocket.
Everything he needs and nothing he doesn't.
Jimmy delights in owning so little, he's aware the less he has the freer he is and here's a man who revels in his freedom.
Apart from looking after his horse, having nothing means he doesn't have to maintain it, clean it, fix it, lend it, insure it, spend his precious time going to work to earn the money to buy it.
Jimmy's a lucky man.
He's got plenty of nothing...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Jimmy's Got Plenty Of Nothing. He's A Lucky Man...
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I wonder if he has a saddle?ReplyDelete
No saddle Gorges, and the bridle is one he's made of rope...Delete
Now THAT is rustic!ReplyDelete
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it . . .ReplyDelete
Horses are much cheaper to maintain than women, and far less troublesome to deal with on a daily basis. I decided that my last girlfriend was just that - my last - but I'll always have a horse in my life.ReplyDelete
Mr Snarkey, how many years did it take you to figure that one out? Better late than never. Your revelation works for women too but the latter part, namely the horse has other variables such as cats, dogs, birds etc. Good that we have choices for a happy life.ReplyDelete
Both man & beast look thin & under nourished. I would sacrifice a few days of leisure & loafing to feed my dog properly & insure his health. Sometimes freedom from responsibility is just laziness.ReplyDelete
Both man and beast also look like they carry no excess fat and I can assure you Anonymous that they are both very healthy. And Jimmy is far from lazy...Delete
He's richer than most then Keith?...ReplyDelete
He has no debt and he's free of most of society's restrictions. He is indeed a rich man...Delete
obviously you know more of his story and it sounds like a very good one. do we get more?ReplyDelete
He's a fairly private young man who prefers to live on the fringes of society, who loves nature and his simple life. All he needs is enough and fortunately enough is about all he has.Delete
He's to be commended for being true to himself and walking to the beat of his own drum. He gets no government hand-outs and asks for none.
I enjoyed his company...
perfect and put well, thanks!ReplyDelete
May I ask how he gets his food ?ReplyDelete
He does odd jobs wherever he happens to be and makes enough money for his basic needs.Delete
He bought his jeans at an op shop for a dollar. He's not a fashionista and it doesn't matter they're a couple of sizes too big. He jokes that he's a growing boy and one day they might fit him.
The man has his priorities sorted and his way of life suits him. And it's his life.
He's being true to himself.