The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

It's Gotten Very Dark, All of a Sudden. Very Dark.


Breughel said it all

4 comments :

monsieurblob said...

100,000 dead in iraq, loony religion at home, homos are evil and sick unlike priests, and god is me and you and me and him and all and me, ozone layer my big brown retarded texan arse, lets economy the economy down another six points this time, abortion is murder (i believe), unilateral the red nose reindeer...

let's just see how he deals with iran...

now seriously, why is he so incredibly popular over there? its a historical high...

and what the hell is your beloved tom wolfe smoking...

monsieurblob said...

oh and if you got it from the net, where did you get the breughel?

Tom Sutpen said...

The Breughel I downloaded from someone. Got a whole folder full of Breughels.

I don't think George W. Bush is really all that popular in this country (or maybe that's just wishful thinking). I just think he and Vice President Strangelove succeeded in scaring enough credulous people into believing that a John Kerry victory would equal incipient, frequent terrorist attacks.

And don't worry about what Tom Wolfe is smoking. Tom Wolfe is God; and his ways we are not to question

Sister Ray said...

tower of babel. considering how the media is these days, most apropos.