Plenty of reasons not to like Hemingway: womanizer, booze, gambling. Especially being a little girl growing up during the feminist era of the 60's. His Key West, FL, bedroom, below.
After beloved Miss Louise & Aunt Tillie died I somehow ended up, in my 40's, with a copy of Hemingway's, A Moveable Feast.
It's repulsive how much I like Hemingway's writing. Hemingway's, Pilar, above.
Running From Crazy, Barbara Kopple's new documentary about Hemingway's 'mental illness' doesn't mention 'addiction' in promotional materials. Odd, yes? (Hemingway's pool, above, "“ . . .The swimming pool is wonderful -it is very large and the water, from away under the reef, is fairly salt. Also it lights up at night -I find that each underwater bulb is five times the voltage of the one bulb in the light house across the street, so the pool must be visible to Mars -it is wonderful to swim around in a sort of green fire, one’s friends look like luminous frogs . . .”, Elizabeth Bishop.)
(Had to include Hemingway's treasure box, above. A past client had one & it was loaded with heirloom silver pieces, more than Jack Sparrow could imagine.)
Hemingway's home now, above.
Ca. 1933, above, Hemingway's garden as he knew it, Jane Austen 'rustic'. Much better than the 'neat' garden tourists demand.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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