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

Action, Now! #8


Original Caption:

Women's Equality March in New York

New York -- A demonstrator holds a sign in Times Square as the location for a statue of feminist and civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony on August 26, 1970. The day marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment which granted American women full suffrage. (1970)

2 comments :

Chris Bessie said...

That picture's perfect with the Follies Burlesk and the blondes legs behind the sign.

addie said...

Chris--That is a good observation.

Maybe Susan could be holding a sign, "you Have Come a Very Short way, Baby."
That would repair the odd juxtapostion. lol

addie