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

The Heretofore Unmentioned #64


Carry Nation

11 comments :

J. Herzog said...

Cheers!

Maureen said...

Lovin' her trendy crossover purse, with her hatchet and, I assume, bible. You go, grrrl.

Richard said...

J. Edgar's ma?

Tommy O'C said...

Uh, ma'am, excuse me but could you direct me to the nearest speakeasy?

Fred said...

Just another in a far-too-long line of looney zealots of various political stripe who put up from time-to-time in this country in an effort to screw with the good times and free choice of those of us less noisy and nosy types.

Murdercycles said...

Burn in Hell, Bitch!

swac said...

Loved her band in the '60s.

dr.giraud said...

Yeah, free-association brain-slip has stuck "In the Long Run" in my brain.

swac said...

Then you've come to the right place. Glad you could, uh, Find It.

Bob said...

IF I were married to that, I'd drink myself to death too!

rookgaroo said...

"Lips that touch alcohol will never touch mine."