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

Annals of Crime #106


Original Caption:

Arrest Starts Recovery of Brink's Loot.

Baltimore -- Jordan Perry is shown leaving central police station in Baltimore with Lt. George Lauer after his arrest as a suspect in the fabulous Brink's robbery in Boston more than six years ago. A package of cash, $4,635 in $5 and $10 bills was fond in Perry's room. Police said it was the first of the Brink's loot ever recovered. Perry's arrest led to a raid soon after on a Boston construction firm's office, where $82,000 more was turned up. The FBI is now hopeful of recovering more of the $1,133,000 still missing. (1956)

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