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

When Legends Gather #707


Surreal gathering: Man Ray, Hans Arp, Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Salvador Dali, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Rene Crevel

5 comments :

Unknown said...

And Luis Buñuel, unable to attend, is being represented by the curtain.

Bokeh said...

how all those names should be read? From left to right or from right to left???

Éric McComber said...

Can't figure out the order, even though I know who 3 of them are.

Unknown said...

From left to right :
Tristant Tzara
Paul Eluard
André Breton
Hans Arp
Salvador Dali
Yves Tanguy
Max Ernst
René Crevel
Man Ray

Don Thieme said...

Is this real?