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 Santa Sold #9



MichaelRyerson said...

Vaguely creepy, then again maybe Santa's just a jolly old guy.

Michael said...

This sort of thing could cause Mrs. Claus to attack the sleigh with his golf clubs.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Santa's a seducer!

I'm surprised by how much they've used Santa + sex to sell things throughout the years.

Vanwall said...

Miles Standish tries again, with a new tactic...ooopsie!

"Why don't you speak for yourself, Santa?"

Them dames, whaddaya gonna do?

Christopher said...

sanys up there going..Why don't you try them on?!.. :o)wohohohoho!

Brooks said...

Santa was in exceptional good cheer after the gift exchange with Miss Cleaver.

Tommy O'C said...

The things that Don Draper guy comes up with. BTW, is she anticipating Santa slipping down her chimney?