1. There are numerous people suffering and dying who have no stage or blog, platform from which to tell of their struggle to trust God. Remember that.
2. Last night I picked up a book to read and then put it down after giving it three nights. Then I picked up another and put it down after a couple of pages. Frustrated, I picked up my $1.50 copy of A Moveable Feast and settled in.
3. In all seriousness my wife’s cooking is preferable to all the restaurants I know.
4. I’m actually thankful for the loss of an hour this past weekend. It has given me something to blame my lack of productivity at work on.
5. Already this week I’ve heard half a dozen heart-wrenching stories from coworkers and customers. It’s Wednesday.
6. Had tacos twice today, so it’s kinda like Christmas around here.
7. Sometimes I read men like Hemingway and feel closer to the way I’m supposed to when reading than when I read Christian writers.
8. Faith leans into grief.
9. We like to refer to the time period after 8 PM as the time “when the 5 yr old is not talking.”
10. I need a vacation like Beyonce needs autotune.
#3, my husband says the same thing! And I love going Out, reguardless how it tastes! At least, I don’t have to clean up!!!
I was thinking the same thing about Susan Howatch as you were about Hemingway. (Although her church of england series might in some world that is not American Evangelicalism be considered Christian fiction.)
Matt, I’ve been clicking links at The Wartburg Watch and ended up here. It’s refreshing to find a fellow Hemingway fan, and A Moveable Feast is one of my fun reads too.
By now I hope you have read The Paris Wife, which came out a few years ago, a fictionalized account of that period seen through the eyes of Hemingway’s first wife Hadley. Also, rent the movie Midnight in Paris. It’s a Woody Allen production, includes all of the characters mentioned in A Moveable Feast and what a hoot.
Also refreshed to find another Susan Howatch fan (Adam Shields, above). She and Hemingway and Chaim Potok are my three favorites.