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

Twilight of the Dreamboats #9


Florida (1961)

8 comments :

Vanwall said...

Been there, done that.

Christopher said...

"Don't you nev'ah come down he'ah an' do nuthin like this again!"

Geoff said...

how in the?


damn kids

swac said...

A fine example of perpendicular parking.

Joanne said...

Is there a hidden prop holding the front of this car up. I don't see how it could be done otherwise.

Steve_W said...

Look closer. It's supported by the guyline holding up the power pole.

Tommy O'C said...

Does this mean the driver failed his road test?

Joanne said...

My husband mentioned the same thing. Thanks for letting me know for sure.