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 Art of American Fantasy #46

7 comments :

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

That beret looks navy blue to me.

la peregrina said...

Fighting soldiers from the sky.

Christopher said...

got my Beret..oui oui..now lets work on my eye make-up.

flipsockgrrl said...

Surely that's a drawing of a woman (reminds me of the fictional character Honor Harrington). Perhaps comic-book advertisers were much more socially enlightened than I had assumed...

MichaelRyerson said...

Green Berets apparently wear eye shadow and pluck their eyebrows. Man, they gotta be tough!

Brooks said...

Looks like a composite sketch of the Green Beret Killer.

Fred said...

Reflections in a Golden Eye meet Gold Key comics.