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

Adventures in the Fight Racket #37

Today's Adventure

Original Caption:

New York -- Trinidad middleweight Yolande Pompee and his compatriot, Hector Constance, a welterweight seeking a U.S. match, feed the pigeons on New York's Duffy Square. (1954)

5 comments :

Christopher said...

..Have dinner...see a movie

justjack said...

Apache! Jump on it! Jump on it!

Patrick Ciccone said...

Largest Robert Aldrich ad of all time?

Tom Sutpen said...

Gotta be . . .

Joe Thompson said...

That looks like the Times Square statue of Father Francis Duffy, chaplain of the Fighting 69th during World War One, and later pastor of a nearby church in Hell's Kitchen.