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

Watch the Skies! #7

Sicily (1954)


Timmy said...

Ahhhhhh ~ HAAA! I knew it!

Christopher said...

flying pizza pans

Nate said...


Peter L. Winkler said...

Nobody's looking up. Fake!, as Sig Ruman would emphatically declare.

Tom Sutpen said...

Here's the original caption for this photo (lest anyone think it ain't fer'real):

Sicily -- Four Sicilians gaze skyward at two unidentified objects similar to those being mentioned in press reports and appearing in photos from other European countries. The authenticity of the images was checked by questioning the photographer, who said the objects were in the sky and remained still for several minutes. The U.S. Air Force has announced that it is looking into these latest accounts of the objects moving through the heavens.

Tom Sutpen said...


Good one (the monocle popping out, etc)!