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Essay On Solitude - Ensaio Solitário Sobre a Solidão
Is this fiction or documentary? Somewhere between the two? Irish director Pat Collins has made one of those where the distinction’s unimportant, with this minimalist essay on solitude and the natural world. Most of the people in it are interviewed as themselves. Meanwhile, the writer Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde “plays” a sound recordist, Eoghan, who leaves his life in Berlin behind to find places around Ireland’s coast unpolluted by man-made noise.
This preface stands alone as an essay on solitude
Before drifting off to sleep last night I started a new essay on solitude and death. I worked on it for a few hours this morning and another hour or so this afternoon, and I’m six pages into it. Happy with it so far. We didn’t do much else today: a walk to the upper house to swab the fridges and read what the visitors wrote in the journal (a tradition here), a walk to the pond so Gussie could swim. Looking for ways to use up some of my many tomatoes, I cooked up a delicious batch of homemade tomato sauce (diced cherry and beefsteak tomatoes right off the vine, onion, oregano, thyme, fresh parsley and basil, wine, sugar, salt and pepper). Had the last of my croquettes for lunch. Just as good a couple of days old!