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 #716


Otto Preminger and Sen. Everett Dirksen

4 comments :

JonCow said...

Sen. Dippity-Doo

mister muleboy said...

Is Dirksen the drunk, American Ian McKellan?

John said...

"A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon you're talking about real money."

Today, Everett Dirksen would be considered a socialist in his once-proud Republican Party.

Frank Coleman said...

It's photos like this that always keep me coming back for more.