"Hemingway had initially planned to use Santiago's story, which became The Old Man and the Sea, as part of a larger work, which he referred to as "The Sea Book." Some aspects of it did appear in the posthumously published Islands in the Stream. The positive feedback he received for On the Blue Water (Esquire, April 1936) led him to rewrite it as an independent work. "
Sometimes .. the larger work is the piece of work itself .. ! ;) which led us back to the importance of the detail, the small part, often disrespected ..
Lost in details? you may ask ..
Acknowledging their shadow and their substance .. nothing more .. nothing less.