Monday, April 6, 2009

Pilkish

adj. Having the character of a mind pointing upward while the body is desperately trying to hold itself flat and firm to the ground.

“Those pilkish women one meets at church and by chance on the landscape of deliverance, who smooth outwardly from them their long dresses, their stretched desires and all before the accurately abstract altar in which their voice, free-floating into attempted speech, is allowed (and perhaps required) to disappear.” My Navel Within the Reach of Others. Susan Masses. 1957.

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