Isolation: I'd love to try. Could I survive though? Being by myself. I love it! I hate it! I have a dream of spending one year on an isolated island, just me and a lighthouse perhaps. I think I could survive, but I'm really not sure. Sheeesh! I've been basically alone since July 13th, and I've had my moments. Ya, there have been afternoons of music played at high volume, while I worked at something. Dinners with friends and other days of working on projects around the house have filled time. I've been alone before, but this has been the longest stretch. And I'm in no way experiencing anything close to isolation, but it has been lonely at times. Could I do it for 365 days in a row, without any human contact. I'd like to say I could. I'd honestly would like too give it a try. I think I could occupy my time, but mentally it would be a gigantic mountain to surmount. Could I give up a year of my life? Could I be without family and friends? Could I do it?