"Gap Years" are common here in the UK. Students take a year between secondary school and university to live or work overseas, sometimes for a charity, sometimes just for the life experience.
The New York Times had an article recently about grown-ups doing the same sort of thing. I mention this because, frankly, the idea of spending a year off on our little stuga has been on the edge of my consciousness. A romantic fantasy, I know, but ... what would it be like to be on Aspö every day, winter, spring, summer, and fall? Would my world expand or contract? Would I lean toward Thoreau or Kaczynski? Would I ever see the moose?
I've never solicited comments before, but I will this time. Dear readers, what do you think? Have you ever daydreamt about time away???