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 #68


L. Ron Hubbard

11 comments :

Marshall P. Smith said...

Are you clear?

Vanwall said...

Better left as an unmentionable.

Robert Fiore said...

Not a Great Con Artist of the 20th Century? You show true respect for other peoples' religions!

Trader said...

Con artist, indeed!

BlizzB said...

What's the "L" for? Liar?

Mac said...

What do you suppose those Blink/Lie To Me facial expression-readers see in this picture?

squajo said...

Just returned from Venus, no doubt.

Tommy O'C said...

Beam him up, Scotty.

Timmy said...

Didn't he write "The Late Great Planet Earth"?

idodialog said...

Nice suit.

Bwca Brownie said...

the quill pen?