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

Annals of Crime #42


Original Caption:

Mexican Lynch Mob In Action.

Tijuana -- Here is one phase of the four days of rioting, burning and shooting that terrorized Tijuana when a lynch mob sought to take vengeance on Castillo Morales, 24-year-old Mexican soldier who had confessed the attack murder of an 8-year-old girl. Three persons were killed and a dozen wounded. The jail was fired and gutted and the Governor's comrades permitted him to "escape", then shot him down like a fleeing rabbit. It was the enactment of Mexico's traditional "Ley Del Fugo" - Law of Flight. This photo shows the mob at the Governor's palace. (1938)

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