A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

My Photo
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Curious Sofa

I just finished reading The Curious Sofa, a pornographic work by Ogdred Weary. Ogdred Weary, of course, is Edward Gorey, who frequently used various anagrams of his name. His car's license plate read "OGDRED."

I myself have several pen names, which, somewhat frighteningly, have taken on their own personae. It occurred to me that perhaps I, too, should be using anagrams. So I sat down today over tea and constructed a few:

Bitty Corcicle
Toby Criticcle
Cicco Bitterly
Cortley Bictic
Cobice Crittly
Clitbit Croyce
Citycib Colter
Celibitt Crocy
Criticle Bocty
Telco Cyrcilit
Bicci Cotterly
Britely Coccit
Tictoc Cribley

...it's rather addictive.