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 Future is Now #29

space age lodge
I bet the salad bar is out of this world.


Gerard Saylor said...

Gila Bend, AZ?

Vanwall said...

It's still alive and kickin' in Gila Bend, AZ, even after a fire burned the restaurant out in '98. They rebuilt it, and updated the interior. We used to stop there when I was a kid, and I still stop there on my way to Scottsdale on occasion, and my Dad always has breakfast there when he's headed west to Dago. Good burgers.

Anitra said...

Tempest said...

I was stationed there at the Air Force Auxilary Field from 1983 to 1985. Many people there couldn't handle the isolation and boredom-alcohol, adultery, drugs. Myself-I ended up getting divorced there.

And I learned how to trap and skeet shoot-shot.
Went quail hunting for the first time. Read a lot of books and observed people. There are a lot of Indian petroglyphs in the area if you know where to look.
You see the immigration across the border first hand (Light a candle for people lost in that area. It's hell.)
Got an education I didn't get in my soft cushy civilian 'yuppy' bubble I lived in before.
I NEEDED this 'experience' in Gila Bend-funny how it works out in life.
Yes I learned a lot about people there and about a lot of other things.
And mind you this is after I got a pricey BA and a Masters as a civilian.

Gila Bend, AZ. Fond memories. Really.

Christopher said...

looking forward to the breakfast buffet....sausages and eggywegs and lomtics of toast.

Gerard Saylor said...

Re: Illegal Immigration near GB. I used to fill-in at the local library there. The full-time employee's husband worked at the Air Force bombing range south of town. One of his responsibilities was checking on targets.

Some targets were large mock-ups of vehicles. This guy went out one day to check on the targets and found several illegals sheltering inside from the sun. He told them to get the heck out. No telling how many people might have have been killed on the range and never discovered.

marietta said...

Womit dann ja auch alle parkprobleme beseitigt sind.