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

American Logo #3

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

Durch Freude?

Fred said...

I always thought the word "kraft" means "flavorless cheese" in a foreign language.

John said...

"Kraft" is now shorthand for "crappy, tasteless, highly-processed, nutrition-free, high-caloric, so-called 'food', made with genetically-modified, mutant food-product material (formerly known as 'seeds'), planted and harvested by mega-sized corporate welfare queens, heavily subsidized by the federal government, and encouraged to grow stuff that is passed off to consumers as 'food' that ends up making us fat and sick". A truly dreadful company, in the Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Haliburton class.

hopalong said...

BTW:
Kraft in scandinavian languages and german means 'force/power', but also (in norwegian at least) the juice extracted from baking a piece of meat in the oven.

swac said...

Agreed, a wretched corporation (I thought it was part of the Philip Morris consortium, but I could be wrong about that).

I avoid all products bearing the Kraft brand, with one sad exception: their Australian arm makes Vegemite, and for that there is no substitue.