“Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Amiik or “Santa Claus” is a gringo of Polish-American descent; one of many Westerners seeking refuge in the remote regions of America Central. Amiik has radically opted for a life close to nature and “spirituality” in the broader sense of the word. Isolated existence, however, appears to be his main idealistic motive.
“Bloom” is an attempt to depict the paradoxical quest at the intersection of utopia and reality, the self-sufficient human being in a paradisiacal landscape, fiction and non-fiction.
Where the classical romantic wants to penetrate to the essence of life, the contemporary authentic person seems to be a pragmatist.