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

Old New York #34
S is for Steichen #10


George Washington Bridge (1931)

5 comments :

Peteski said...

I never change your captions when reblogging your posts Tom but boy did I ever want to add:

"This way to New Jersey"

on this one

Vanwall said...

The B&Ts already know that, and who else would wanna know?

swac said...

As a kid I remember seeing ads in comics for a theme park in NJ, with the directions that it was just over the George Washington Bridge.

I'm guessing the theme park is long gone now...anyone ever go there?

Peteski said...

Palisades Park. They better have taken me there (I got left home alot) - altho I can't remember ever being.

Jeff said...

great pic