Perhaps the enduring attraction to island life isn’t just to get away from the rest of it, or to enjoy a dreamed of climate and lush fruit, but also a sense – real or imagined – of whittling down to essentials, as desert islanders whittle driftwood.
‘Islands feed an appetite for the absolute.’
See also the quote rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea.
Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 155
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