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

Artists in Action #382

Sergio Leone catches


VP81955 said...

So that's where the infield fly blog idea came from!

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Whoa, Tom! That photo! Oh, my God! Where did you come up with that?! And do you have any objection to me using it? (Full credit to you, of course!)

How are things going, by the way? It's been a while! (Though I still keep up... Your site is an oasis!)

swac said...

Sadly, his planned sports western A Fistful of Fastballs was never to be.