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! #3

Original Caption:

Milwaukee -- Sister St. Francis, a Canadian-born nun on the staff of Misericordia Hospital, takes a spill as she tries to execute the "sitting duck" maneuver on the skating rink at the Milwaukee Arena. A group of nuns from the hospital were invited to the arena as guests of the Holiday on Ice management. (1964)

1 comment :

SomeNYGuy said...

When was Shrove Tuesday declared a Holiday on Ice?

At least that lucky nun could go back to the hospital for prompt treatment of her injuries.