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 #748

Ngaio Marsh and Agatha Christie

1 comment :

marietta said...

Oh daphne nice to see you on this dentist meeting.have you heart the news?my husband finally is making sport.he is on montage for the conzern in hamburg.there is a etablissement "Laufhaus" on the reeperbahn.three times the week he is going there for i can in the evening make my needlwork.
Oh no ethel,its so funny,my jerry fat a poultry farming in the country.each evening and sometimes he take care of the young chiks.he will came back in a jeahr.see you dear.