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! #8

Original Caption:

Milwaukee -- Three nuns, all members of the faculty at Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, look over one of the models at a viewing of the fall and winter collection of pace-setting designers Ronald Amey and Joseph Burke. The nuns, members of the Order of the School of Sisters of Notre Dame, are Sister Mary Remy, head of the college's art department; Sister Mary John Francis, president of the college; and Sister Mary Aloyse, coordinator of the school's design course. Sister Mary Aloyse had a special intereset in the showing: she helped with some of the stitching, cutting and designing that went into the new collection. (1966)


Rabbi von Sydow said...

Now that's a wicked Nun ;-)

Susan said...

But... but... but... there are four women in habits in the picture. Which one is not a nun?