May 10, 2010

A Moveable Feast

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

A.E. Hotchner, a friend of Ernest Hemingway made this remark to Hemingway during his first visit to Paris. It is also the name of the book published after Hemingway's death in 1960.

I believe everyone has a location that they believe is their own movable feast. A place where you experience sights and events that remain with you and are remembered as signposts throughout your life.

Mine was Washington D.C. where my wife and I started our married life together. It encompassed the camelot years of the Kennedys and ended a decade later when we left disheartened.

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