A Moveable Feast


By: Gabriela Yareliz

Here is some inspiration from Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.

1. We become better people when we laugh and make others laugh

“They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.”

pg. 86, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

If there is something I have learned working with other people and dealing with a lot of not-so-happy situations is that you need humor. Life gives us too many opportunities to smile, and none should be wasted. Make that soil well graded. /Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket…save it for a rainy day/.


2. Mystery is good in books, but even better in people

“We need more true mystery in our lives, Hem [Hemingway],”

Evan Shipman, poet. Pg 112, A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

I don’t know if we know what mystery is anymore. We should practice. Not just mystery, but true mystery. Hemingway himself left more unsaid than said. Many scriptures and amazing writings need to be deciphered by studying and perusal. Oftentimes, the things most worth knowing take time and effort to discover.

The definition according to Google:
mys·ter·y /ˈmist(ə)rē/noun

noun: mystery; plural noun: mysteries

1. something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.

“the mysteries of outer space”
synonyms: puzzle, enigma, conundrum, riddle, secret, problem, unsolved problem More

-the condition or quality of being secret, strange, or difficult to explain.
synonyms: secrecy, obscurity, uncertainty, mystique More

-a person or thing whose identity or nature is puzzling or unknown.


Be charming. Be mysterious. Be you.

Paint the world with happiness.


Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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