As a minimalist myself, with an '02 Sherpa, who also chooses not to drink and one who recognizes the preciousness of life and that each moment is the adventure I want to say you have enriched my life and inspired me.
I find meaning and value in your encouragement of others and your example of letting go of fixed plans when 'things fall apart'....as they are prone to do, since uncertainty is the only certainty.
You seem like someone I'd love to have as a friend. I am in the beautiful wild mountains of Southern Appalachia, in Asheville and you are welcome any time !
Thanks for being you John.