This is a nicely written piece by the NY Times here. You might think the article is about places like the demilitarized zone in Korea or the border crossings in the West Bank, but noooo….. it is all about a place on this blue planet that has been abandoned by humans. And why you might ponder?
The narrative of an island that is preserved to this day though totally uninhabited.
Imagine being marooned on the island, with only favourable conditions as the criteria for getting out. Back to “civilization” and the comforts of a life we know better. Truly ‘better’ or simply more luxurious? Or like in the movies Mars, a matter of life and death? Any experiences to share?
We wonder often too about what we’d do if we were financially independent and have the luxury of time on our side. Will we make these ‘no man lands’ a place that we fill and stake claim to?
If the context was about travel, do you have the feeling of wishing to get back to your comfort zone after a long journey away? We wrote about how this lady had lived along for 40 years (here), will you consider living at the edge of the world and stake it out with the spirit of a frontier pioneer?