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

Seminal Image #964


The Wicker Man
(Robin Hardy; 1973)

3 comments :

Fred said...

Somehow, I don't recall Ingrid Pitt in the sitting room with the bathtub as one of the possible answers to my set of Clue.

Yokozuna said...

Your set of Clue probably also didn't have special rules wherein the winner gets burned alive in a pagan harvest ritual either.

swac said...

My teenage self thanks CBC-TV for airing this uncut late at night.