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

Action, Now! #2

Original Caption:

Placards at Entrance to White House Grounds.

Washington -- Several placards were carried by women, seeking the release of political prisoners at the entrance of the White House grounds recently. The General Amnesty Committee is behind the movement, and presented the President with a petition on July 20 said to have been signed by one million people throughout the United States. (1922)


R.H. said...

Temperance ladies were hatted as well.

R.H. said...

Suffragettes too.

Bah.....Fashion! Bigger than ideology.