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

And Then It Was Ephemera #73


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7 comments :

marietta said...


and now a little story for a little smile to tom.A friend of mine wörkt as an childminder,i like t0 help her,childs are 3-4 years old.last week i came to her to help her.5 little childs waiting for read "King of Lion"On my nies sitting little Miranda,she looking like a spain Princess.I read also from the bad cimpanses.the are mean and bad.she wispert in my ear,marietta, dont tell it my mom, but i like the bad one.nice weekend marietta.

marietta said...



P.S. sorry, i forgot the titel of this little story. " Also speaks the Infantin . regards.

mister muleboy said...

Just proves that you can do all kinds'a shit with Photoshop. . . .

Timmy said...

Where's Jerry?

swac said...

Jerry's in the middle, pre-beard.

bill chinery said...

1.Stripe on wall between the first two guys.
2. top button on jacket of second guy.
3. Stripe on hem of jacket on third guy.
4. pendant on fourth guy.
5. black bit between 4th guy and PigPen's gut.

swac said...

Bill gets a Gunslinger NoPrize!