While drawing on Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ for work with Robert Wilson, composer Paola Prestini talks with #MusicForWriters about her new album, ‘Labyrinth,’ based in part on writings of Anaïs Nin: “The one thing I have is persistence.”
Ernest “Papa” Hemingway has been dead for over fifty years, which means he hasn’t been around to experience the creation of milestone achievements like a cell phone, the internet, or yoga pants. But you’d be foolish to argue that his imprint has ever diminished in modern culture.
Like the letters of our literature, we too as a society see things in black and white, and to ignore that fact is to ignore a long, profoundly ingrained struggle in our country’s history.
“I sat staring out the window today. Life passing me by. My memories my companion.”
I have been in fights. I have been mugged. Death is something that I accept and have accepted ever since my friend jumped off the library of NYU. I am afraid of dying with my glasses on. I am afraid of sleeping with my contacts on.
“Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.”
Understand that once your looks are gone, he will be too.
8. You sometimes describe yourself as having been “born too late” or “having an old soul.”
Anyone who likes David Sedaris is automatically good people. If you catch him reading Amy Sedaris, though, you marry him.
2. Stop going outside. …Don’t you get a weird feeling when you go outside? Like all the skyscrapers and buildings are going to topple down on you? Give in to that feeling. Become that feeling.