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

Nuns Gone Wild #13


Original Caption:

No Sissy Sister

St. Louis -- This young boy finds physical fitness is a popular aspect of the program at Guardian Angel Settlement Association. A new punching bag gets a vigorous workout from Sister Teresa Joseph and 6 year old Kenneth Suitter. (1961)

4 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

Any chance that gangster who punched the photog was coached as a boy by this nun?

Vanwall said...

She had a Righteous left-hook, tho.

Tempest said...

I was lucky I was able to keep a distance from them due to circumstances they could not control with their prayers.

rookgaroo said...

I KNEW it! I knew the ironically named Sisters of Mercy who used to slap me around with such uninhibited fervor must have had some training!