When I posted this on Instagram, the only comment I got was, “Epic herbs pipe.” While that may be true, it’s my vision that it gets stuffed with the old fashioned tobacco that a high brow sophisticate of the early 20th would enjoy. I tend to picture a Hemingway type with this in one hand and a pistol in the other. However, this character has all the superficial evidence to support being a cliche but is, in fact, layered and complex. I can’t do that to him. At least, not entirely. His meerschaum pipe has a surprising history and will present itself in due course.

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