Day 77. "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to take risks, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded , sometimes destroyed." -Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway wasn’t a boxer so much as he was a “boxer”… a legend in his own mind, a romantic. Hemingway’s friend and sometime sparring partner, novelist Morley Callaghan tells it this way: “we were two amateur boxers. The difference between us was that he had given time and imagination to boxing; I had actually worked out a lot with good fast college boxers.”
Hemingway /// Hem loved the ring and bull fights, which date though rather obscurely back to ancient Crete, if not elsewhere, and involve some human form of pushing back against the gods, like Zeus, who would come to earth in the form of a bull…all murky, bloody, strange and ancient...