“Midnight In Paris”

Ernest Hemingway, in this brief artsy sketch through the midnight eyes of Paris, said,

“I would hate it . . . “

He was talking about the main character’s writing.

“. . . either because it is no good or because it is good, and I would be jealous.”

These are poor scraps of paraphrase, but they capture my cynical writer’s attitude. What a pain sometimes to be human! Jealousy is such a frustrating hominal trait! Kittens, in jealousy over a bowl of milk, will spat and squall and be adorable. We look at them and laugh. Writers biting one another over audience attention are never adorable.

Oh to be a cat!



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