July 21, 2004

Happy 105th birthday, Papa.

Today would have been Ernest Hemingway's 105th birthday.  I celebrated by finishing A Moveable Feast (a $2 copy from 1964 that just plain stinks, in a good way) and deciding to use wooden pencils, rather than obsessing over pens (as I am wont to do).  There's nothing like unfinished cedar on a Moleskine and the smell of coffee and the sound of a little pencil sharpener in one's hands to bring one a bit of old Papa.

1 comment:

vanillasky said...

I love "A Moveable Feast" - I have it in both English and French translation. I think i may have bought the French version when I was on a visit to Paris. It's mentioned in "City of Angels" too.