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

Artifacts #20

A Zanti Misfit


la peregrina said...

Ahhhhh! Those guys gave me nightmares.

- said...

He's not looking so good! But then I'm not either, and we're about the same age.

I love the original OL series but The Zanti Misfits isn't a particularly good episode, even with those memorable aliens and young Bruce Dern to move things along.

harkin said...

It was quite effective if you were six like me

a-natural-man said...

Wasn't that the very first episode of, "The Outer Limits"?