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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #55


Tricky looks to the heavens (1968)

3 comments :

Fred said...

Not to defend the trickster, but if I arrived at a college and was greeted by a group of nubile young co-eds with eager smiles, holding a sign saying "Welcome Dick", I'd also be thanking my lucky fortunes.

SomeNYGuy said...

It's as true today as when I was in school: college girls welcome dick.

Tommy O'C said...

Something you would not know from experience, I'm sure.