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

Orpheus in Action #13


Orpheus meets the Bishop of Rome

7 comments :

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"My grandma on my mom's side who lived with us ... was filled with nobility and goodness, told me once that happiness isn't on the road to anything. That happiness is the road. Had also instructed me to be kind because everyone you'll ever meet is fighting a hard battle." -- Orpheus in Chronicles, Vol. 1

H. P. L. said...

I remember seeing this concert on television, at the time. While climbing a few steps to reach Karol, Bob actually stumbled. I remember thinking: wow, he's nervous too. Or maybe he was on something.

Timmy said...

Sony Vs. Catholisism

Kreisler said...

Very similar expressions - looks like they're giving a benediction to each other

DickGreenleaf said...

"Would you autograph my copy of 'Great White Wonder'?"

Fred said...

You've gotta serve somebody.

huskermould said...

I don't believe you