I so love this post. It’s particularly appropriate for me to find today when I pulled the Monk Nun card from my archetype deck. Like you, I have two failed marriages and no desire for a new relationship. My struggle with wanting to be a hermit is also wanting grown-up conversation. I have a young son, so while I listen to a lot of chatter, I don’t have many opportunities to have thoughtful discussions in my day-to-day. I love your points of view here on poverty, chastity, and obedience. As for obedience, I am still practicing hearing the guidance in the first place.