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

I Like the Christian Life! #14

Original Caption:

Los Angeles -- Aimee Semple McPherson-Hutton, the noted evangelist of Los Angeles recently opened a soup kitchen, where the hungry are fed. When the photographer called to get a picture of Aimee, he found instead Mr. Hutton, the recent bridegroom of the evangelist. Photo shows David Hutton with hungry men of Los Angeles. (1931)


Christopher said...

dinner and a movie!
..I hate it when you get the husband instead! :o/

Brent McKee said...

Though he didn't know it brother Hutton would shortly be making his exit. He made the mistake of billing himself as "Aimee's Man" in his cabaret act while Aimee was off in Europe. The separated in 1933, divorced in 1934.