“It seems as though we were all on a boat now together…”

Walker Evans, Couple on Boat (1973–74)

“It seems as though we were all on a boat now together, a good boat still, that we have made but that we know now will never reach port. There will be all kinds of weather, good and bad, and especially because we know now that there will be no landfall we must keep the boat up very well and be very good to each other.”

—Ernest Hemingway, Letter to Gerald and Sara Murphy, March 19, 1935 on the death of their son.