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! #6

Original Caption:

Flushing -- When the "Amazin' Mets" are playing in their hometown, loyal fans come out in the droves, and there's none more loyal than Sister Francis Consuela of Brooklyn's St. Joseph's Convent. Here, during the Mets-Chicago Cub game, the nun - a supporter of Cleon Jones - exhorts the home team. The Mets went on to lose the game to the Cubs, 2-1, in eleven innings. (1968)

1 comment :

Fred said...

Back in those days, the Mets needed divine intervention to get a win. I just wonder how Sister Francis Consuela felt about Cleon after he was found sleeping naked in a van in Florida with a woman who wasn't his wife during spring training?