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

They Were Collaborators #599


Barbara Hale, Roy Rogers and Ann Sheridan hand out the annual Roy Rogers Safety Awards to students in California

5 comments :

Gerard Saylor said...

Nice looking statue awards. That must have been a prestigious award for those kids at the time.

swac said...

The way Barbara's staring at that statue, one wonders if it's anatomically correct.

Timmy said...

This seems to pre-date Perry Mason, which began running in the late 50's. Ms. Hale was an excellent actress, & I can only imagine why she didn't command a huge directorial following.

Greg said...

And Roy's pointing it out.

"See that... uh... bulge. I told 'em to put that there."

Christopher said...

Ann Sheridan obviously finds it thrilling also..oomph oomph oomphoomphoomph..