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 Art of American Fantasy #35

9 comments :

Christopher said...

...."and all the while on a shelf in the Shed,Kenny's little creatures on display..."

Maureen said...

OMG! I want them, what the hell are they?

Timmy said...

With the dawning advancements of DNA reasearch & cloning, THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

rookgaroo said...

That's right. Laugh it up. Do you have any idea how many "ONLY $1's" I handed over to the Johnson-Smith Company before I finally learned the meaning of "caveat emptor"?

Fred said...

I'm guessing these contained silverfish eggs with instructions to leave them on the floor with bread crumbs and to make sure you didn't allow your mom to vacuum your room for a week.

Christopher said...

you sure get alot of stuff for a $1.00!..Gosh!..I don't think Mom will let me set that up in the house! ?:o/?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"You'd see them after school, to some it might seem creepy what they do ..."

Christopher said...

..the neighbors on the right sat and watched them every night,I bet you'd do the same if they was you..

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

:-)