I've read so many Hemingway biography's and so many of his novels, and short stories . and just things about his life, as well as his death (I have the book, "Final Drafts") . so I can actually find the irony in this statement.
this is for people who talk shit when they use to be so close. all i can say is dont be a coward say it to people(s) face. i suggest that before you talk shit about other people and THEIR lives that your own life and you yourself are perfect.
Don't beat yourself up for not being able to realize who he really was from the beginning. At one time or another we all fall victim to an illusion. Stay true to who you are and what you truly want and things will fall into place.