Saturday, September 03, 2005


Boats occasionally pause outside with people who want to see the recluse and I will sometimes give a friendly wave from a window. St Anthony the Abbot would have liked being here. He lived alone in an abandoned fort for twenty years and though he barricaded the place for his solitary contemplation, people repeatedly broke in to see him. Shivering Sands is essentially proof against all but spiritual visitation.