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50 Day Meme Challenge - 2015

5. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it?

Oh my there are so many variables here. Of course with no food or water I wouldn't last long at all. However, if I had sustenance, but nothing else I think I would go mad rather quickly as I would have nothing to do but think. But, if I had books or paper and pencil I could last quite a long time I think as I am by nature a hermit and spend many many hourse alone any way. For sure if I had a supply of yarn and some needles I could go on for years, books would certainly help even if I didn't like them I could still read. It would not be the lack of human company that would take me out, but the lack of something to do rather than sit and think. In terms of days I really can't estimate that at all without further parameters. I would for sure spend a lot of time in meditation. I have studied a lot of medieval literature and at times thought it would be a good life to be an anchorite in a tiny cell with no possessions so maybe I might like solitary confinement.

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mayamithraca
Dec. 13th, 2015 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm with you about being able to last a long time, as long as there was paper and pen, though the writing may get pretty far out! I really do like my own company....and Lyme in my daughter makes it difficult to have a social home. I could last, if it came to just having my own company...but if you put me in a tight place, I am uncomfortable...I can take small...just not a tiny cell. My idea of heaven would be a tricked-out van (with the most comfortable of beds!) because a small place with moving scenery at the window...uh-huh, that's the way I like it.

In reading Mandela's autobiography, I was truly humbled by how he turned a small cell into a vision quest without bars...and I believe Leonard Peltier has also achieved this incredible freedom of thought and spirit, dependent on no one, open to All. I think that's why they won't let Leonard out...they are afraid he will galvanize First Nations.
rosegardenfae
Dec. 13th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)

I like your idea of a home on wheels. Back in the day we had a van like that and spent a lot of time on the road....bought a school bus to make that lifestyle more permanent, but the energy never materialized, so we sold the bus. No matter I'm content here on the farm.

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