Before moving forward, I'll move backward a bit by asking if you'd ever seen Tom Hanks in the movie, "Cast Away." In certain quarters, the more smarmy among the regal film critics chastised him for his...."lack of dialogue," regarding the movie segment where he is marooned on the island. In a simple answer to his critics, which I thought totally eviscerated that jaded lot, he simply replied that, that was the point. He was alone on an island, and the salient sell of the thing was that the audience was being exposed to the very thing someone in his characters position would have been exposed to....
I've considered that ever since, and it's true. We really ARE a saturated lot when it comes to cinema. We expect every "t" crossed, and every "I" dotted. How bloody cool that Hanks conveyed the obvious, and I've remembered it since, which brings me to the main.
I'll just cut to it with where we all find our selves these day. No matter where we are, we're all in some form of lock down or another if we're interested in stayin' as safe as we can. Having put the job world in my rear view mirror, I'm blessed in that I can now walk out my door and over to my shop, which I'm setting up for woodworking. It consumes me I suppose. I've been gutting the barn of non-essential crap, buying woodworking equipment and building work stations. I'm rather luvvin' it and this "isolating in place" really is not isolating for me. I still go to a store to buy what I need, and recreationally, though the beaches are closed to gathering "on" the beach, I still go----I just sit in my truck....and fail that, I can be out the door and in the woods within minutes after crossing the river. I'm fine.....and, I hope, no matter where you may live, you are too.
Anyway, bringing this full circle, this thread is about our different worlds of isolation, what life provides us and what we do with it. It's why I'm introducing you to Nik Rijavec, an interesting guy from Slovenia. He's building a log cabin in isolation with limited tools. The reason I find his videos so compelling is that, like Cast Away, in the first video, he never utters a word---hah!.....the only thing you hear are nature's answers to his efforts and, why I understand that, this alone may be the catalyst which is gonna see the majority leave. I guess I've posted this for that minority who are masochistic enough to dare stay......and watch the first episode to it's end. There's a method to my madness of course. Considering this to be the highlight of early morning with hot coffee and breakfast, time has flitted away with my lap top in place, and breakfast balancing on the arm of my couch as I sit there in jammie bottoms and a sweatshirt living a bit vicariously through someone else's dream.
Cheers and...on to the show. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjAl_0yeKwUAQ2A3tQFcnA