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lotus-eater

Greek myth one of a people encountered by Odysseus in North Africa who lived in indolent forgetfulness, drugged by the fruit of the legendary lotus
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When it was announced last summer that Evans, radio DJ, TV producer, indie producer and fledgling media mogul, was abandoning his lotus-eating lifestyle in Los Angeles and returning to work in British TV with his new production company, UM.TV, commissioning editors could hardly contain their enthusiasm.
But any of them who ate the honey-sweet fruit of the lotus was unwilling to take any message back, or to go away, but they wanted to stay there with the lotus-eating people, feeding on lotus, and forget the way home.
I'm not saying for one moment Rhyl is some latter-day Eden, a Shangri-La where the balmy waters of the Irish Sea lap against golden sands while lotus-eating visitors enjoy days of hedonistic abandon - no, that would be Llandudno.
His travels in the Near East as a correspondent for the New York Tribune resulted in sketches collected as Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851), The Howadji in Syria (1852), and Lotus-Eating (1852).