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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An eye on the view

In a letter to a close friend about his stay in Schruns, Austria, in January, 1925, Ernest Hemingway wrote:  “The mountains are very black and there are brown forests of beech woods and lovely streams and the houses are like the houses in the Black Forest and there are fine cattle that are driven through the town and a beautiful church with a tower that is like a campanile and up above great snow fields where the snow is dry as powder.”

Missing punctuation aside, to be “in the place” and share it with your reader is something every writer hopes to achieve.  (Schruns pictured today -- the description still works)