Thursday, July 21, 2005
Happy Birthday, Papa!
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
This sentiment seems to epitomize my life as of late. It's funny to me that such a man of action could also be a lover of sleep. I guess one should sleep well when possible and live fully the rest of the time.
To celebrate Ernest Hemingway's birthday with style, indulge in the drink he is credited with creating at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the ‘20s. Death in the Afternoon is made by simply adding a jigger of Absinthe to a glass of pre-cooled champagne, add ice cubes to taste. When you begin to feel the effects (shouldn't take long) listen to his nobel prize acceptance speech and let his voice wash over you. Consider two additional quotes:
"Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts."
"I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes."