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

Twilight of the Dreamboats #38

Belgium (1962)


Fred said...

I think you posted this one before. Any information on what transpired in my town 55 years ago that gave rise to this picture?

marietta said...

Service Checkheft cultivated.

Fred said...

Wow! A school bus from Plainview in 1955 just turned into a Formula One racecar from Belgium in 1962!

Brent McKee said...

1962 Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamp course. Belgian Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari is in a tough battle with Trevor Taylor in a Lotus. In the Blonchimont Turn the two cars came together. The Ferrari careened into a hillside and flipped catching fire. Mairesse was thrown clear of the wreck with his shoes and pant legs torn off. Although taken to hospital he suffered serious injury despite numerous scrapes cuts and bruises.