Sunday, June 26, 2005

Word for the Day

"Psychopomp: a guide of souls to the place of the dead. Also, the spiritual guide of a living person's soul." (from the Oxford American Dictionary)

I just finished Kazuo Ishiguro's grim little tale Never Let Me Go and seeing psychopomp in the dictionary made me think of it. Let's just say the word completed stays with you a long time after reading this book (and not in a good way). It's a fascinating story, but profoundly sad.


maryse said...

yay! i'm your first commenter ever!


and it was great meeting you on saturday.

Maggie said...

Welcome, Martha! I'll be checking in often.

mf said...

Nice to nice you in blogland!! Have fun!! ;o)

melanie said...

ha ha! Found you!! Welcome to blogland my dear!