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

Twilight of the Dreamboats #27


Glen Cove, NY (Jan. 28, 1958)

6 comments :

Bellotoot said...

By some chance, could that possibly be Sgt. Emile Klinger of the Glen Cove police?

VP81955 said...

Was this the Roy Campanella accident? I know it happened on Long Island at about this time.

swac said...

Bingo, VP!

swac said...

Hard to say Bello, is that a ROT matchbook by the side of the road?

MichaelRyerson said...

Couldn't be. Thornhill was 'driving' a Mecedes roadster.

MichaelRyerson said...

make that 'Mercedes'.