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 #33

bio feedback
Original Caption:

Got a headache?...Relax as Joanna Spilman is doing while watching monitor of a biofeedback machine enabling her to see and hear tension levels in her body. The band around her head picks up the electrical nerve activity on the frontalis muscle (a band-like muscle running across the forehead). Electrical energy is measured with sensitive instruments then "feedback" to the feedback device so the person can see when his frontalis is relaxed or tense. With practice, he or she can learn the "feeling of relaxation" and promote the state at will.

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