Writing a 2-paragraph character sketch on someone you have never met,
let alone know the name of, is more of an obstacle because you spend
most of the time conjuring up their qualities. I say that I saw him
first. My best friend Catherine and I called him "T.S. Eliot Boy"
because I caught him once, reading the The Collected Works. I remember
And thus, the T.S. Eliot boy cult began--we'd report sightings in
obscure coffeeshops, record stores, what section of the library he
frequented, what book he was reading that day. ...