Extracts from the diary of a hermit. Day one: I have taken leave of the world. All my life I have spoken with my fellow man about truth and meaning, and I have found neither, from this day forth, no more talk. Enlightenment must be earnestly sought, not idly discussed. Anything else is a meaningless distraction. Day 52: Long have I sat in this cave, eating only leaves of the golden flower, and meditating upon the divine. Soon I will become one with the universe! I can feel it! Day 182: Solitude is the great purifier. Perhaps solitude itself is divine? Through its purity, I let go of my earthly self and with doing so become one with all. Day 313: I was meditating in divine silence, really close to becoming one with all, Myra from the village came to check on me. I told her I was fine, and she left. And now I'm mainly thinking about becoming one with her. Mmm Hmm.