lotus-eater


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someone indifferent to the busy world

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He once wrote, "I was determined to be both logician and lotus-eater." This journey culminated when, "it was only by the skin of my teeth that I completed the Ph.D.
In Homer's Odyssey, the hero and his crew find themselves blown off course by "foul winds" until they reach the "Land of the Lotus-eaters".
Perhaps her living in America for a time may be likened to an episode in an odyssey of sorts, a journey that brought her to the Land of the Lotus-eaters, where she partook of an ensorcelled ambrosial flower which caused her to lose her memories.
Diplomats are often stereotyped as privileged lotus-eaters. These perceptions need to be changed.
Djerba, Tunisia: Garbage Disposal, the Environmental Crisis, and the Awakening of Ecoconsciousness Djerba is an island in the south of Tunisia, often referred to as "the island of dreams." In Homer's Odyssey, Djerba is the enchanting land of the lotus-eaters; the land whose flowers charmed the companions of Odysseus and made them forget all thoughts of return.
Then, the book starts following Odysseus, through Calypso's isle, across the wine-dark Aegean, Circe's island, encountering lotus-eaters and Sirens and finally to Ithaca.
Such is the daily routine for modern-day lotus-eaters on Greek islands.
Along with Rosie (Frances Conroy), his Earth Motherly wife, Jack dotes on his precocious granddaughter Charity (Madison Davenport), while Max (Chris Messina), the girl's mercurial father, tends to the "family business." Max greets Peter with a hectoring sarcasm ("Are we enjoying our summer here among the lotus-eaters?") that suggests he isn't the first stray Bogart has brought home, then abandoned.
We were in Houmt-Souk, the capital of Djerba, a tiny island just off the coast of Tunisia, known as the isle of the lotus-eaters.
'Lotus-eaters' are also from Greek mythology being those who lived in a drugged, indolent state from feeding on the lotus.
Wood had this to say about the story's lotus eaters, who are rendered blissfully idle after eating the flesh of the fruit: "Look at those people sitting at bars - those are the lotus-eaters. You read in the newspaper about those people who are using heroin and cocaine and meth, they're the lotus-eaters."