three hills

three hills

i brought these linden leaves home because i liked their heart shapes. then i promptly cut them in half. so i made green hills. and then i have spent the remainder of the day mulling over my complicated feelings about ernest hemingway. as i get older, i have a harder and harder time separating the art (writing) from the man or woman who created it. i like his writing. i do not like the persona he embodied. i sometimes wonder how much of that public persona was actually him or the media’s insatiable appetite for a certain type of male hero. this subject is beautifully explored in an article i recently read in the paris review. “what do we do with the art of monstrous men.”

linden leaves

p.s. linden leaf is used for colds, stuffy nose, sore throat, breathing problems (bronchitis), headaches, fever, and to make it easier to bring up phlegm by coughing (as an expectorant).

  • Susan L. says:

    I’ve never been a fan of hemmingway. No apologies.
    I love this photo. It struck me instantly, in a way I’m not able to put into words.


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