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! #7

Original Caption:

Sisters of the Skillet Relax.

Peekskill -- Nuns who do the cooking at the Catholic Youth Organization girls' camp in Peekskill get away from the stoves for a little relaxation and are taking it aboard their life raft in the swimming pool at the camp. Left to right are Sister De Sales, Sister Carmel, Sister James and Sister Perpetua. They are of the Presentation Order, Staten Island. (1950)


Mr DeBakey said...

If that thing capsized,
those four would sink like stones.

swac said...

Well, if they floated they'd be witches and have to be burned.

Marshall P. Smith said...

They just might be able to walk on water to the side of the pool.

Its reportly been done before!