“A delicately woven Tapestry of Human Life.” - Claire Balding
“He allows us all to learn more about the thing that makes each of our lives unique - our experience and understanding of love." Claire Balding - BBC Radio 4 Ramblings
"One of the most valuable insights we can have is to appreciate the insights of others. The world of love as seen from a different angle than our own. Make time for this man his ministry is both vivid and invaluable."
Peter Owen Jones author of BBC’s Around the World in 80 Faiths and Extreme Pilgrim
Journeys to the Heart -
Matt Hopwood set off with just a small bag and a walking stick, no possessions and an open mind to walk many hundreds of miles the length and breadth of the country, from Lindisfarne to Callanish. He relied entirely on the generosity of strangers for shelter and asked people to tell him their transforming stories. They did. All of these deeply enthralling, profoundly honest stories weave a web of tenderness, connection, compassion and community.
For some people their love story will span decades and tell a tale of romantic love evolving through the passing years. Others’ stories express fleeting moments of connection, care, concern. Most love stories are marked by sadness and loss. Some stories are concerned with maternal and paternal love, others with a love of place, a visceral connection with spirit through landscape. Love stories also connect deeply with our identities, in how we belong and how we are welcomed in society. Each story is different. Each beautiful. Each valuable.