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Billy Barr, the hermit of abandoned mining town Gothic | 9news.com
A collection of DVDs and chocolate bars gets Billy through the long, cold nights. His DVD library is growing, and Billy estimates he has somewhere between 1,800 and 1,900 DVDs. His taste in movies is more in line with a romantic than rugged mountain man. Most nights it’s a tossup between love stories, Bollywood flicks and Disney movies.
hermit  misfits  solitude  climate-change  science  data  fandom  Colorado  mountain-man  gothic 
june 2017 by StJohnBosco
The Remarkable Tale of Christopher Knight - DirectExpose
For Knight, solitude wasn’t always so poetic. Sometimes even silence itself deafens. “Solitude bestows an increase in something valuable,” he mused. “I can’t dismiss that idea. Solitude increased my perception. But here’s the tricky thing: when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. There was no audience, no one to perform for. There was no need to define myself. I became irrelevant.”
hermit  mountain-man  loneliness  solitude  misfits  identity  performance  self-presentation  crime  theft  Thoreau  Maine 
june 2017 by StJohnBosco
Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel
"Knight said that he couldn’t accurately describe what it felt like to spend such an immense period of time alone. Silence does not translate into words. “It’s complicated,” he said. “Solitude bestows an increase in something valuable. I can’t dismiss that idea. Solitude increased my perception. But here’s the tricky thing: when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. There was no audience, no one to perform for. There was no need to define myself. I became irrelevant."
lifestyle  hermit  mind  law  humanity  nature 
march 2017 by colm.mcmullan

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