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

Nuns Gone Wild! #15


Original Caption:

Seattle -- Sister Mary Paul and a companion sing and play a Bob Dylan song at the 62nd General Convention of the American Episcopal Church, held at the Seattle Center from September 17-27 (1967)

4 comments :

Fred said...

How come I don't think the nuns are rockin' "Desolation Row", "Stuck inside of Mobile (with the Memphis blues again)" or "Positively 4th Street"?

Lango Aurelian said...

As a lifelong Episcopalian I've enjoyed experiencing the journey of my church, which used to be called "The Republican Party on its Knees", into the vanguard instrument of radical progressive social justice in America.

These two nuns may very well be priests today. Lesbian priests, perhaps. How cool is that ? !!!

JonCow said...

"Lay, Lady, Lay"?

STARTOONZ said...

,... That's because they're singing "Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35",.. in two-part harmony!