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

When Legends Gather #538


Jerzy Kosinski, Nikki Giovanni and Kurt Vonnegut

4 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

Vonnegut looks like he was sleeping off a drunk when awakened to participate.

esquizofia said...

My friends (or friend Tom)
I really liked this blog.. I will try to separete some images that I think is interesting... Maybe can be some collaboration.

I also think you could do some series or topics with "Greatest Science People" or Philosophers...

Booksteve said...

Nikki Giovanni spoke in my son's 6th grade class at school this past year and made quite an impact on him. Strange to see her here with these two well-known weirdos (and I mean that in the most respectful way).

Miss F said...

OMG Jerzy Kosinski is sooo gorgeous