Have you ever wondered “what if I just up and left everything behind and disappeared?” Have you ever thought about what it would be like to fake your own death? Or even just delete all social media and go off the grid for a while? Or just turned off your phone for a day?
I played on the edge of recluse when I was 20, living alone in solitude sunday thru thursday and tending bar fridays and saturdays to support my recluse lifestyle. You don’t require much cash when you never do anything, so my weekend gigs were all I needed.
5 days in a completely empty space and 2 days in the most populated space, yet with a large bar between me and everyone else. I’ve tasted the flavors of isolation and while I managed to do it for well over a year, it wasn’t for me. I got lonely. But it still interests me how the human mind works and how some people prefer solitude.
I came across this book and I was instantly intrigued. The stranger in the woods – The extraordinary story of the last true hermit. The title itself draws you to it, and it promises to be extraordinary so how could I resist?
Christopher Knight lived alone in the woods for 27 years(!!!) If that’s not interesting, then I don’t know what is. Also it’s been a while since i’ve read a nonfiction and I’m feeling like I’m due one.