Solitude

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Solitude

Post by Phenopath » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:37 pm

Nobody knew the name of the hermit who lived on the golf course, or whether he was a mystic or simply misanthropic. A suburban Crusoe, he practiced weird self-sufficiency barbecuing squirrels over a smoky campfire.

Eschewing all human contact; the hermit refused to acknowledge those errant golfers who, in search of missing balls, strayed close to his hovel behind a bunker on the seventeenth.

He was a disconcerting presence as he strode wild eyed down the fairway, or chanted beside the driving range. Thankfully, each winter he would vanish to spend the season skulking by the slopes of Val d'Isere.
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Post by eric_marsh » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:52 pm

I like this one. It's kind of a mix of elements from the real and fairytale worlds.
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Re: Solitude

Post by strawman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:07 pm

The hermit is why, no matter how gated and insulated riches may make you, it is never possible to totally keep suffering from your thoughts.
He used to carry a sign, until the bird told him the end is ALWAYS near.

The hermit is booked for Rio on Tuesday.
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Re: Solitude

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:31 pm

Mmmmm barbecued squirrels.

I never understood golf, either.
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Re: Solitude

Post by munsi » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:54 pm

i get a real kick out of that'un. just surreal enough

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Re: Solitude

Post by Phenopath » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:59 am

What is the point in being a recluse if there is no-one to see you?

(ROU: I have equal disdain for golf and skiing)
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