Monday, May 14, 2012

Smart Girls in Long Skirts

I thought I'd talk about the reason I decided to name this blog Well and Cheaply today.  While reading my cousin's awesome tumblr, I came across the quote from A Movable Feast, one of my favorite books, and the only Hemingway book I've ever been able to finish (I know, calm down).
“We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.” 
― Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast
And something just stuck.  I thought about those words, "well" and "cheaply," what they mean and how they mirror the way I like to live my life.  Cheap can still mean good quality.  It can mean simple, just like the way Hemingway writes his sentences.

And although my blog's name is after a quote from some would say, the quintessential male writer, I thought I'd use these pictures for my smart girls post of the week, because I love the women in the above photo. Hemingway wrote A Movable Feast while he was living in Paris with his first wife Hadley Richardson.  The other woman in the photo is Duff Twysden who is the model for the character Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises (which I just downloaded on audible and am currently obsessed with.)

Hemingway and Hadley
How do you all feel about Hemingway?  And more importantly, how do you feel about all those smart women who were a part of his life?

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