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 City: Miami #8

Original Caption:

Miami -- Miami police officer Tina Hicks, who is the simulator trainer and operator, fires a blank from her .38 cal. service revolver at the wall-size screen. On the screen is a slide showing an armed hooker struggling with a John under the Miami Metrorail people mover. Officer Hicks, who is standing by a squad car installed in the simulator, says she is shown making a serious mistake by firing her weapons in this situation, since the two subjects are so close together. (1984)


Patrick Ciccone said...

Not a new idea...

jckinnick said...

I said no smoking!