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

So Loathsome I Could Cry #9


Charles A. Lindbergh

2 comments :

Henry Bemis said...

Loathesome?
What do you mean, this man was the first to fly the Atlatic solo. His baby was kidnapped, and according to post 9/11 standards that makes him a hero like 72% of the rest of our population in America.

OH WAIT!
You are refering to his support of fascist right wing politics here in America as well as Franco, Musolini, and Hitler. I guess in some circles that might make him deplorable. The non-right wing authoritarian circles.

May I suggest John Wayne in this catagory as well, under the same guise of populist "hero", historical douchebag.

SUZANNEGOSS said...

America First was his Final Solution.