Chapter 16 I’m Taking Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast on A Moveable Feast Chapter by Chapter

Chapter 16 (of 20) An Agent of Evil

A Moveable Feast Chapter Sixteen, An Agent of Evil, Accompanied by 
Rump Steak and Dauphinoise Potatoes paired with a glass of Winter Rosé.
A Moveable Feast Chapter Sixteen, An Agent of Evil, Accompanied by 
Rump Steak and Dauphinoise Potatoes paired with a glass of Winter Rosé.

Chapter 1 (of 20), A Good Café on the Place St-Michaelwill take you back in time to the story that began my French culinary experiences while reading A Moveable Feast, chapter by chapter. From there, each chapter will take you to the next chapter and culinary experience. 

“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.” Ernest Hemingway.

Chapter 16 (of 20) An Agent of Evil, accompanied by Hereford Grilled Rump Steak and Dauphinoise Potatoes paired with a glass of Syrah Gamay ‘Diane’ 2021 (a winter rosé), at Vinoteca City, Bloomberg Arcade 

Notes From Chapter 16: An Agent of Evil

A WorkLife Book Club For One

Notes on Mystery

Words of Wisdom

‘We need more true mystery in our lives. The completely unambitious writer and the really good unpublished poem are the things we lack most at this time. There is, of course, the problem of sustenance.’

Hemingway was sharing words spoken by Evan Shipman, who he considered to be “a very fine poet who truly did not care if his poems were ever published.”

For me, there is so much truth in those words. I’ve encountered so many people in my WorkLife – people I’ve encountered in person and people I’ve encountered through their work – featured in books/publications/exhibitions … who quite possibly (and for which I am very thankful) I’ve only encountered because of “the problem of sustenance” – they took on paid work to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads, a means of living to support themselves and perhaps a family … 

In a sense, this gave them freedom because once they had taken care of “the problem of sustenance”, they were then free to create without any external demands or influences on their work. This, I believe, is where true artistry and creativity lie. This, I believe, is where people from all walks of life and across all professions achieve their greatest accomplishments. All of this creates a sense of mystery because it doesn’t have to conform to external expectations. I love that.

Epilogue

Unlike previous times when I wasn’t sure when I’ll read the next chapter of A Moveable Feast over a glass and a plate. This time I know, because I read the next chapter over a cheese course and a glass of wine at Vinoteca City, Bloomberg Arcade.

… Let’s see where A Moveable Feast the next chapter story is going to take me …

The Continuing Story …

… I can now share where  Chapter 17 (of 20) Scott Fitzgerald story took me  …

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Today I enjoyed Hereford Grilled Rump Steak and Dauphinoise Potatoes paired with a glass of Syrah Gamay ‘Diane’ 2021 (a winter rosé), at Vinoteca City, Bloomberg Arcade 

Se souvenir de toi, Norma.

#FunFact1 The first mention of the dish Gratin dauphinois was on 12 July 1788 when it was served with ortolans at a dinner given by Charles-Henri and Lieutenant-general of the Dauphiné, for the municipal officials of the town of Gap. Source Wikipedia

#FunFact2 Vinoteca are redefining the wine bar. Sourcing exceptional wines. From grape to glass, every sip has an epic origin story waiting to be told. Stories that take you places. Igniting people’s passion for wine in a crazy-classy way without the stuffiness. (I concur) Source Vinoteca.

#FunFact3 As part of its commitment to London, Bloomberg reopened a lost portion of a Roman Road (Watling Street) now home to nine independent restaurants, public art and a pedestrianised haven in the heart of the Square Mile.  Source Bloomberg Arcade.

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Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning
Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning

Founder of School of WorkLife, Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning.  These include a Collection of Books which originated from her first book, Your WorkLife Your Way and a  Learn Through Reading Series of Case Studies.  which originated from her latest book WorkLife Book Club. 

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.