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 #111

Original Caption:

Detroit -- Fugitive civil rights leader Robert F. Williams fails to arrive at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport to turn himself over to the custody of the FBI. Williams has been in exile for 8 years as a result of kidnapping charges placed against him by the state of North Carolina. On hand to meet Williams, President of the Republic of New Africa (RNA), are Queen Mother Moore, Minister of Health and Welfare for the RNA, Williams' wife Mabel and Milton Henry, Vice President of the RNA. (1969)

1 comment :

Keith said...

What is Henry Kissinger doing in that picture?