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

Nuns Gone Wild! #1

Original Caption:

Grayland -- Three nuns play in the ocean surf near Grayland, Washington. They were part of a group of seven nuns who were able to spend a week at the seashore as part of a new vacation program. (1960)


Mr DeBakey said...

"its my habit to get soaked when i go to the beach"

Vanwall said...

Gigdet goes Benedictine? Say, Dolores Hart was a beach-movie babe - is this sign the true connection?

Feta said...

Looks like Mercyful Fate was wrong when they said that nuns have no fun.

H. P. L. said...

I was going to mention the Mercyful Fate connection too! Looks like some Charlie Parker fans have a metal soul! ;-P

swac said...

Beach Blackened Narcissus!

sean D said...

The one on the left is my Aunt