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 Life and Times of the American Motel #4


The Kenabar Motel (Dennisport, MA)

6 comments :

Christopher said...

come on!..that can't be a Motel!..Look at it..its Paradise!

swac said...

Looks like the '50s version of the Dharma Initiative.

Christopher said...

the STEPFORD Inn

Uncle Velvet said...

It's Fantastic! What tunes do you think are blasting from the AM/FM Clock Radio?

Vanwall said...

I stayed at the long ago "Inn at La Jolla" with my soon-to-be wife back when, and the back of it looked quite like this - a patrician place of relaxation, altho our interests resided in the king-size bed, the short walk at nite to the Pacific for surreptitious nude bathing, and the excellent single-malt Scotch selections at the bar down the street.

swac said...

I'm thinking Perry Como, maybe the Ames Brothers, wafting over the airwaves.