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

Abandoned Places #7

Hotel King Sinefro
(Sinai Peninsula, Egypt)


VicDiesel said...

Perfect setting for an undiscovered JG Ballard story.


Fred said...

Apparently, the Sinai is littered with resorts that might have been. Hosni Mubarak embarked on a misbegotten plan to build other resorts like Sharm el-Sheik throughout the desert which were eventually abandoned due to lack of support and, in some cases, the areas in question becoming littered with Jihadist elements spilling over from Gaza.

IchMagSieNicht said...

I love this series!