Once you have read the Nick Adams Stories, perhaps you will appreciate this effort. It is not an effort to "be" Earnest Hemingway. It is rather an effort to complete the life cycle of a man, started in Nick, and culminating in Santiago.
The point of departure is the Nick Adams story "Ten Indians." This "New" Nick Adams Story picks up where Ten Indians ends. Nick heads for the North Shore of Little Traverse Bay to get away from what has happened. Hence, the story-line is based upon the Earnest Hemingway character Nick Adams, and Union City elementary teacher Dar Weber (Dee Dee Foley), who was murdered by shotgun blast to the face. Her story was told on NBC Dateline called Myster at Heath Bar Farm.
Part I: WORDS
The 1914 journey the S.S. Eastland around the Great Lakes from Cleveland to Chicago.
Words are powerful things. They can build up, or the can tear down. Words discourage and words encourage. Through words we let others into our thought and emotional life. Through words we invite each other into our world, and we in theirs. Words that bring devastation one night are replaced by words of hope and comfort the next.
PART II: WATER:
The 1915 traditions and culture of the day are remembered.
Water, essential to life, brings refreshing. We are all drawn to the water. Yet water can also bring about the end life, suddenly. A day so anticipated by the employees of the Hawthorn plant of Western Electric, turns horribly tragic. Things will never be the same for so many. A way of life is forever changed. A culture is lost.
PART III: WIND:
Living in 1916 and beyond. Coping with affliction; overcoming and making meaning of it all.
Wind, exhilarating and uplifting, is used by the birds of the air to soar effortlessly; especially the eagle. Yet, the winds of adversity can prevail upon us. Wind can bring destruction, devastation, and death. When the winds of adversity blow, one is left to endure the affliction they bring.
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