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 #35

Family of the Future
From 1952, Family Portrait, ca. 2029 AD

4 comments :

Timmy said...

Don't take off those helmets, folks...

Greg said...

Honestly, I looked at the table and thought, "Yeah, Ikea will probably have that design in 2029."

Vanwall said...

"We need children who aren't afraid to live outside the law of gravity! Families who like to live in tubes and push buttons!"

stu said...

and everyone's left handed in 2029AD? (the forks) "When lefties ruled the world"