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

Seminal Image #998


Night of the Living Dead
(George A. Romero; 1968)

9 comments :

nestmeister said...

I'm glad my name isn't Barbara...

Iain said...

Hey look its the health care system for the poor under the republicans : )

Christopher said...

..and here we're all getting in a little excersise at the reunion picnic..

twister said...

Funny, dudn't seem so scary in the bright light of day.

Christopher said...

VOLLYBALL!!!

Fred said...

For years, it was pictures like this one which gave me nightmares. I guess that's what you get for going to see a Night of the Living Dead/Pink Floyd at Pompeii double bill when you're ten years old.

Mac said...

They're all messed up.

Michael said...

The western PA Tea Party rally is about to begin...

Peter Yezukevich said...

Best horror flick ever.