12 September 2006

Someday I will figure out how to post songs for your listening pleasure.

But until then... another picture and more words.

It's been something like 15 months since the release of Sufjan Stevens' Come on Feel the Illinoise! and I still find the need to start up an occasional workday with the opening strains of "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois". I'm not entirely sure what it is, but the word "revenants" always seems to drop my jaw and hit me while I'm not looking. The crazy thing is, I've never had a clue what the word means. So I looked it up:

rev·e·nant n.
1. One that returns after a lengthy absence.
2. One who returns after death.

Just thought I would share. And let you know that "revenant" might just be my favorite word of all time. The layering. The depth. The verbal allusion to "revelation." Maybe it's just that there's nothing like a return, a reunion, a rebirth. There's nothing like the thought of going back. Or waiting for someone else to return. Maybe I'm verging on a spiritual territory previously uncharted in this plot of the cyberweb... but "revenant" seems to sum it all up.

circa 1894

1 comment:

Dainon said...

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