- What is an Islandian?
What is an Islandian?
Islands - places of magical beauty - have always fascinated Mankind. When explorers set out to conquer land, islands became vital stops along the way. These days, islands conjure images of sugar sand beaches, suntans and peace of mind. An escape from the dailiness of our lives. While many of these islands are deserted, others are inhabited by what we call Islandians (some say they are the happiest of creatures). An Islandian is a native but also someone who is enamoured of islands and the slow pace of island time. The Islandian is intrepid, curious, and travels with eagerness. He or she is consumed by wanderlust, by the aching desire to feel the warm rays on their skin, to plunge into jade green warm waters, to delve deep into age-old traditions and customs, to escape to far-away places. It is a funny thing that locals usually cannot recall their first contact with the sea. It seems as though the pale blue water was always there, and they, always in it. Islandians - whether from Manhattan or Japan, seem to share a common understanding, something that cannot be put into words. This untold thing must be what makes these faraway lands inviting and seemingly difficult to leave.