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

The Fair: Building a Better Tomorrow #3

1939 - Firestone exhibit
The Firestone Exhibit attempts to make tires more appealing.


MichaelRyerson said...

nice gams.

Greg said...

This ploy would actually work with me. Like the big, dumb male I am I would find a way to keep visiting the Firestone exhibit.

Mrrspidey said...

It's workin'

VP81955 said...

To the power of silk stockings!

(We know they were silk, because the photo was taken in 1939 and nylon stockings weren't formally introduced until 1940...although perhaps these gals snuck over to the DuPont exhibit and pilfered some pairs.)

MichaelRyerson said...

Yeah, 'power', you got that right.