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

Great Canadians of the 20th Century #17
Before and After #251: Monty Hall



Fred said...

I'm guessing a lifetime supply of Botox wasn't behind Door #3.

Robert Fiore said...

Boy, the light went out of those eyes, didn't it?

Brent McKee said...

Nice Jewish boys from Winnipeg don't use botox.

swac said...

I dated a nice Chinese girl from Winnipeg, she didn't need it either. Mind you, I think the cold keeps you preserved a bit longer.

marietta said...

Of course,upper eyelid lifting.