Thursday, September 13, 2012
To Have and Have Not
This week I've been lazing about in the pottery realm. I almost have enough work to fire. Somehow I think I'm waiting for a little cooler weather; actually it has been slightly cooler. Gary mentioned he picked up a book by Hemingway at the library and I decided to read the book, To Have and Have Not.
The book is about a fisherman, Henry Morgan, and is set during the Depression in Cuba, where I lived a few years as a child, and Florida where I live now, so much of the physical descriptions I could relate to. But it is the human struggle to survive in tough economic times which I could relate to much more. The book could have been written about people living in today's times. Oftentimes, it seems, folks of good character, are forced to resort to not so legitimate means just to survive. Societal pressures and government regulations cause essentially good people to be creative and circumvent the norm to provide basic needs for themselves and their families. So I'm taking a small reading break since I've picked up another book by Hemingway to read. Thanks for all your comments.