Becoming A Weirdy, Beardy, Kind-Old Elder

I don’t want to merely become ‘older’ but become an ‘elder’ – not simply ‘age-ing’ but ‘sage-ing’ – nurturing regenerative engagement in our world on the margins of my own religion and other religions. I aspire to be what Martin Wroe once said of me: ‘I like to think of Dave Andrews as a weirdy, beardy, proverbially wise-old, kind-old, be-slippered, fire-sided, snoozy, fearless, story-telling, grand-fatherly, rugged, tribal-leader’. This is my story. Dave Andrews has lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised people in Australia, Afghanistan, India and Nepal for over 50 years.