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 Vast Wasteland #18

prisoners and balloons
Today's Adventure: Number Six (Patrick McGoohan) enjoys the sea air, and a cig, while awaiting instruction on the latest episode of The Prisoner.

6 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

"I am not a number! I am a free man!" Awesome photo. Hey, dig the weather balloon.

Nanners said...

More Patrick McGoohan!

swac said...

Oh McGoohan, you've done it again!

Cashew said...

I used to have nightmares about being chased by the big white bubble...it looks so much less threatening like this...

capewood said...

Watch out for Rover!

Vanwall said...

That was a little Rover. There were some bigger ones for the smothering scenes. Possibly the best accidental villain ever lucked into.