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 War #55

2 comments :

Tempest said...

Heh.

The 'best' way to hide a secret is to bury it in information.
You know.
Kind of like....

A Bodyguard of Lies.

After reading and thinking about what happened and possibly WHY it happened to SOE F Section 'Physicain/Prosper' in 1944 France and SOE N Section in the Netherlands in 1943-45

You really have to one REALLY cold hard bitten group of bastards to do what I think was done to keep some secrets.

And I'm not talking about the Germans either.

Homer said...

"The 'best' way to hide a secret is to bury it in information."
You know.


you hit the nial on the head my friend....

Cheers!