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Under the Smiling Moon
by Patrick Miele
What is the great divide among the living? Arguably, it lies in the matter of available time and the use of it to ruminate on the nature of existence.
Those who work daily barely have time to ponder about their lives. Hence, in the past, the task of questioning the essence of life fell into the hands of the so-called leisure class. Those who manage to break the norm will find that such opportunity comes at a time when the body has endured so much already, and what little precious time left is divided in musing and search for physical comfort.
In Under the Smiling Moon, we find such a case in Patrick Miele, who reflects on the struggles of life while waxing with joy at finding a soul mate with similar ideas about life, moving away from the past, entering the future, and really being happy.
About the Author
A self-confessed romantic and libertarian, Patrick Miele admires Marlon Brando, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, as well as the band The Doors. He takes deep interest in classical history, including ancient Rome, the papacy, and the lives of Roman emperors. Patrick originally intended to use writing to advertise his fine art, but finds it taking over the latter instead.
(2014, Paperback, 128 pages)