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

Maurice Sendak dies at 83


Maurice Sendak, the gifted illustrator and author, and cultural link between Winsor McCay and Spike Jonze, died this morning due to complications from a recent stroke.

Read the New York Times obit here.

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1 comment :

marietta said...

I remember wenn my little boy was 6 jears old, we go in the bookshop,
and he choose a very smal bookbox, inside 5 little storys from maurice sendak.on the cover the story "Cichen soup with rice", and 4 andere storys.we read it often.so small the box like a
matchbox.gibt es nur noch antiquarisch.