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

Fun at Bohemian Grove #21

A group of Bohemians crowd around a painting (1926)


Mike D said...

lol - fabulous photo. where do you get these?

Tom Sutpen said...

About a year and a half ago, I wrote an article fro Bright Lights Film Journal on Robert Altman's 'Secret Honor', where I made some remarks about Bohemian Grove; whereupon someone who asked that they not be named sent me these photos; about 400 in all.

Really loony stuff, some of them.

Bwca Brownie said...

a valuable bequest.

a book perhaps? I mean 400 !