Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gorgeous portrait—Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingwaythe man, the myth, the legend, was a man's man if ever there was one. Look at him in this portrait—sturdy in his rugged fisherman's sweater, with a piercing gaze. He lived life large and hard, and the wrinkles on his face map out the journeys of his life for all of us to see—from Paris, Italy, Africa, Spain, Cuba, and Key West, Florida to Ketchum, Idaho... as a fisherman, wild game hunter, and keen observer of details. Hemingway wrote about what he knew, and the way he effortlessly strung words together in his very own Hemingway style of writing is enough to make any aspiring writer hang up his typewriter. He died by his own hand in the very month I was born, in July of 1961. Some of his literary masterpieces include The Sun also Rises, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The old Man and the Sea, to name just a few. Here is a nicely done Hemingway website dedicated to his journeys and his style.

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, 
then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you,
 for Paris is a moveable feast.

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