Remember the novelist, Frobisher, in David Lodge’s Small World (1984) whose favorite word turns out to be grease and all variant forms? This, along with some other facts about his style, paralyzes him from writing. It’s a shocking thing to discover which words we latch onto.
Since my good friend, Dave, linked me up to Retronaut, a carefully curated and indexed image archive, I have put in a good amount of time on the site from sheer fascination. I find myself browsing through the images when I need some downtime from whatever it is I’m working on or need some inspiration.