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! #16


Original Caption:

Famous Evangelist Visits Bowery Mission.

New York -- Billy Sunday, 70 year old evangelist, is shown as he spoke to the members of The Bowery Mission at 227 Bowery. Sunday is in New York on a Fortnight Revival Campaign. (1934)

4 comments :

naxalite said...

OMG!!! This is the "Are you man enough for
Jesus guy!!" plz re up tho- no pic present

justjack said...

Yeah, but could he shut down Chicago?

MadHatter said...

"New York,New York..the town that Billy Sunday could not shutdown!"....or is that Chicago.....?

Joe Thompson said...

Before he became a preacher, he was a swift outfielder for the Chicago White Stockings, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. He was an exciting base runner.