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

An Idle Question

Perhaps it's a matter of personal taste . . . in fact, I'm certain it is . . . but does anyone else feel, as I do, that the "Blogs of Note" which our hosts at Blogger showcase on the homepage are some of the least noteworthy blogs out there?


Stratu said...

I agree with you. It seems our hosts are mainly interested in design flair and consistence of theme. I mean, 'All Things Dunkin' Donuts'? God Almighty.

Tom Sutpen said...

Also, if this is the standard for bloging excellence they wish to promote, they have a terribly whitebread and coy outlook on this enterprise. The blogs I like to read are a mixture of personal observations and other, less personal matters; rendered with a little flair and irreverence.

By the way, I don't hold this blog up as any kind of standard.

It is what it is.