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Title: Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years ("Wasting away in Margaritaville?")
Source: National Geographic
URL Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ ... fe-alone-on-a-paradise-island/
Published: Jul 27, 2017
Author: Glunaz Khan
Post Date: 2018-07-03 13:49:24 by Liberator
Keywords: Independence, Solitude, Monk-ish
Views: 285
Comments: 6

Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides.

“We think we are giants that can dominate the Earth, but we’re just mosquitos,” Morandi says.

In 1989 on a stretch of water between Sardinia and Corsica, with a crippled engine and anchor adrift, Morandi’s catamaran was gripped by these same inexorable forces and carried to the shores of Budelli Island. When he learned that its caretaker was retiring from his post in two days, Morandi—long disenchanted with society—sold the catamaran and took his place.

He has lived alone on the island for the past 28 years.

Maddalena Archipelago National Park is comprised of seven islands, and Budelli is considered the most beautiful among them for its Spiaggia Rosa, or Pink Beach. The rose-colored sand derives its unusual hue from microscopic fragments of corals and shells, which have been slowly reduced to powder by the relentless shifting of the waves.

In the early nineties, Spiaggia Rosa was dubbed a place of “high natural value” by the Italian government. The beach was closed off to protect its fragile ecosystem, and only certain areas remain accesible to visitors. The island rapidly went from hosting thousands of tourists per day to a single heartbeat.

n 2016, after a three-year legal battle between a New Zealand businessman and the Italian government for ownership of the land, a court ruled that Budelli belonged to Maddalena National Park. The same year, the park challenged Morandi’s right to live on the island—and the public responded.

A petition protesting his eviction garnered more than 18,000 signatures, effectively pressuring local politicians to delay his expulsion indefinitely.

“I will never leave," Morandi says. "I hope to die here and be cremated and have my ashes scattered in the wind.”...

...This is not unusual for people who spend extensive periods of time alone. Scientists have long posited that solitude generates creativity, as evidenced by scores of artists, poets, and philosophers throughout the ages who produced their greatest works in seclusion from society.


Poster Comment:

Fascinating situation. Couldn't many men relate to a degree? But...but...where's his hot-tub and fridge of beer?

There's more to the article if you're interested. Including his religious belief (Not what you might think). And in case you're wondering just how "alone" this guy is:

In response to increasing development of the region, an internet company established a Wi-Fi connection on Budelli, connecting Morandi and his beloved piece of paradise to the world through social media.
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#1. To: Liberator (#0)

Well, I think it's safe to say he's not an extrovert!

Pinguinite  posted on  2018-07-03   19:27:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite (#1)

I have no idea what he is, but that looks like a hard 78.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2018-07-03   19:31:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Liberator (#0) (Edited)

26 years

Polynesian paralysis

Me Too

Love
boris

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Aka fleTcherC

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-07-03   20:49:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Pinguinite (#1)

Well, I think it's safe to say he's not an extrovert!

I'd roll those same dice ;-)

This guy had been in his "get-away-from-everyone" mode. As is mentioned in the article, Morandi was already "long disenchanted with society".

Q: If Morandi gets a laptop and internet access, does that taint his "introversion"? Is it "cheating" in principle?

After all -- aren't some internet relationships more intimate and real than the physical?

Liberator  posted on  2018-07-04   12:04:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: no gnu taxes (#2)

That looks like a hard 78.

Guy looks like he's pushing 110.

Baking in the sun like a raisin will do that. AND drinking and smoking.

Liberator  posted on  2018-07-04   12:05:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: BorisY (#3)

26 years

Polynesian paralysis

Me Too

Have you ever shared you story?

Are you searching for your lost shaker of salt? Do you live on spongecake?

("Polynesian"? I thought you were holed up on Maui?)

Liberator  posted on  2018-07-04   12:08:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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