This puzzling sketch from the Ernest Hemingway collection (from our colleagues at the John F. Kennedy Library) seems a fitting post for today, the anniversary of the enigmatic author’s death (July 2, 1961):
Hemingway fans – can you help our archivists solve this puzzle? The documents pictured are from the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. We think it depicts a scene that took place shortly after Hemingway’s time as an American Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy in June and July of 1918. Any help is appreciated!
All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well which is the same thing, and when the man is brave and true who looks death square in the face […], it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds, until it returns as it does with all men. Then you must make really good love again…. Think about it.
It’s Good Mustache Thursday. I’ll handle the mustaches, you handle something else, and we might just get the hang of Thursday!