Saturday, August 23, 2008

Moving Party for Nostographers

My comrade in nostography* Fallen Sparrow proposes Lot's wife, "the Woman Who Died of Sorrowful Nostalgia," as the baleful figurehead, if not the patron saint, of the month of August. I propose Fallen Sparrow as the fellow interpreter in the blogosphere (to quote Kyle R. Cupp) I would most like to help me pack for my upcoming move. I would also like to have Robot Boy there, not only for his brawn, which is considerable, but also to keep me honest.

*nostography: the genre of writing about returning

3 comments:

Fallen Sparrow said...

I propose Fallen Sparrow as the fellow interpreter in the blogosphere (to quote Kyle R. Cupp) I would most like to help me pack for my upcoming move.

Be careful what you ask for!

Robot Boy said...

I think I'm going to change my name to 'Honest Brawn.'

Pentimento said...

Well, Fallen, I know you specialize in moving house in the Boogie-Down. And Robot Boy, you've been there for the last few moves, and have come away with some good books, including most of my Maigrets, and even a vintage folding bike once.

What I really need is someone to help me sort through my memories, to determine which ones to leave here in my longtime hometown. For a task of that size I'm going to need some professional help, perhaps from the Proust-Czeslaw Milosz-Andre Aciman Moving Co.