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

Dreamland Destinations #4




In Dreamland, your destination may change without notice.

Bedford Falls/Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life, d. Frank Capra, 1946)

6 comments :

said...

Strange, as many times as I've seen this film I've never noticed that the Pottersville sign was neon...

Greg said...

So I guess Potter wasn't entirely cheap, right? I mean, the neon sign had to cost more than a painted sign.

Ogden Frost said...

Oh, that Bedford Falls were still an option! It's all Pottersville now.

Peter Yezukevich said...

Wasn't just about every sign neon in Pottersville?

Christopher said...

I wonder where I could get a flaming Rum Punch in Pottersville?..hmmm

Greg said...

Try this place called Nick's. But listen, if old man Gower walks in, pretend you don't know him.