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  1. Deb Whittam March 1, 2021 / 11:57 am

    Or taken advantage of ☹️

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  2. LA March 1, 2021 / 8:06 pm

    That’s a good one.

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      • LA March 2, 2021 / 5:44 am

        I entered you poetry thing by the way….it’s the bad poetry right?

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        • Chel Owens March 2, 2021 / 9:01 am

          Yes! I’m going from a humorous angle at the moment, mostly because that seems an easier concept for me to explain. 🙂

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  3. Richmond Road March 1, 2021 / 8:47 pm

    In Hemingway’s case, of course, it manifested itself in self-destruction.

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    • Richmond Road March 1, 2021 / 8:48 pm

      So thank God I’m such a talentless selfish old bastard

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    • Chel Owens March 1, 2021 / 9:43 pm

      Well, aren’t you adding a cheery note to his observation. 😀 😀 I suppose that added to his empathy?

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      • Richmond Road March 1, 2021 / 11:02 pm

        I recall writing a story once for a University assignment which involved and afterlife conversation between the protagonist and Hemingway as they played chess with both advocating the wisdom of blowing their own heads off. That was a fairly cheerful piece too.

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        • Chel Owens March 2, 2021 / 7:46 am

          😀 And now I want to read this.

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          • Richmond Road March 2, 2021 / 1:13 pm

            A story written long ago before computers and hard disks and clouds and whatnot. Written with a typewriter on a piece of paper and now lost forever. I recall only the last few words which were, “your move, Ernest.”
            It was, no doubt, not nearly as good as I choose to remember it having been.

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  4. CarolCooks2 March 1, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    So many ways of interpreting this quote but I like it 🙂 x

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  5. petespringerauthor March 1, 2021 / 11:12 pm

    That’s what makes humans so interesting—we’re complicated.

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    • Chel Owens March 2, 2021 / 8:13 am

      True, although he’s taking a bittersweet approach to saying that.

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  6. Norah March 2, 2021 / 3:53 am

    I wonder was he writing about himself.

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    • Chel Owens March 2, 2021 / 9:00 am

      Knowing his perspectives, methinks this was a more positive observation.

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      • Norah March 3, 2021 / 3:17 am

        I don’t know much about him, so thanks for that perspective.

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        • Chel Owens March 3, 2021 / 5:25 am

          (I don’t, either, but some other commenters are alluding to a less-than-cheery one. )

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