Desert Island Castaway


Speechless, castaway, and wry, a spellbound oddity am I.
My feet are planted in the clay, my gaze is locked upon the sky.
The Ill-Made Mute, Cecilia Dart-Thornton


Ever since I read Robinson Crusoe in the third grade, I have been fascinated with the idea of being a Desert Island Castaway. One person alone, one with nature, stranded on shore, having survived a shipwreck. A sailor or passenger who swims to a small island after a terrible storm calling oneself a castaway.

Sometimes rejected by society, sometimes choosing to a different life.

Add to that image the Disney movie, Swiss Family Robinson and Tom Hanks in Castaway, and you have three different takes on what it means to be left alone on a far flung tropical island.

Get Stressless, here is a fourth.