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

Mop Tops in Action #12


Ringo and his missus carry their own luggage

10 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

Suitcase full of Heinz Baked Beans, just in case . . .

Maureen said...

Anyone seen Vogue lately? She looks great.

estiv said...

Anyone seen Vogue lately? She looks great.

That would be his second wife, Barbara Bach. This was his first, hometown sweetheart Maureen.

Fred said...

But all I've got is this photograph and I realize you're not coming back anymore. We still miss you Maureen.

Christopher said...

GrOoVy threads in action

Maureen said...

You misunderstood, I know it's his first wife Maureen, the Vogue reference is to how current that outfit is even today.

Vladimir Estragon said...

Damn, the limo left without us again!

estiv said...

You misunderstood, I know it's his first wife Maureen, the Vogue reference is to how current that outfit is even today.

Ah, sorry.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And now we got to carry this weight

Will said...

Looks like a Zero Haliburton suitcase.