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

The Future is Now #8

It's true! Flying Sassers do exist!


Fred said...

Getting ready to shutdown airspace over Colorado!

Maureen said...

Please please please check out the lady on the far left in the glasses and plaid shirt!

Christopher said...

yeah..and then check out the lady to the right of her in the white blouse and black neckerchief,is it Barbara Rush or Miss Landers?
Many a BACK sasser's been sent flyin' to the Moon!..

Tempest said...

If this 'Leave it To Beaver' kid was gunslinger.

There would be a whole lot of dead copycats.

Yet more proof that everything has been tried before.
And that they coldn't spell any better back in the day.

Timmy said...

balloon boy, my ass

Rhiannon said...

I think they prefer to be called "Flight Attendants" now.