"I came to believe in myself and my own inner resourcefulness. Living here revealed a strength and depth in me I didn't know I had. Recognition, fame, and applause became trappings that were no longer important, and I opted out of a competitive situation that had nothing to do with what I was trying for in my art. When you live here you learn to see who you really are. You are very close to nature, and nature clarifies you to yourself. At night I feel a sense of awe in the way the black ocean stretches out to meet the black sky, and I'm aware of what it means to live in a universe. Everything here is reduced to essentials. I've forgotten how to act on shore. On shore is the false reality. Here, is the true reality."
~ Lynne Drexler