Image © Pandelis Karayorgis, words © Marie Marshall.
Plus news about my soon-to-be-published novel.
next stop Pandelis Karayorgis and Mi3 playing Saturn!
soon ! soon! white house on the moon!
never can tell if a photo intends what it emits….
a Big Will small will paradox.
but either way, the twinkle of distant stars pours over Sun Ra’s face here
and empties into the darkness of his already shadow ears
that sound of the unknown…
so often misconstrued as arrogant tude or strange.
“inside the ride” is a wonder-filled absorption…complete vanish and seems to mirror Sun Ra’s encouraging declaration that
“time has officially ended.” .
Exactly where I was trying to get with ‘riding the train’ and ‘inside the ride’.
every couple of centuries i get it right.
cosmic jazz…the ride inside the ride.. he had his own ideas…love the capture..
For my own part I now have the phrase ‘a pretty parsec hence’ on my brain. It will probably keep reappearing along with my random crows.
i came across reference to Sun Ra at the Edinburgh Festival sometime in 1990. apparently and here i quote directly from the reference…
“he bought an Inverness cape in what for him was an uncharacteristic gray….lead-colored, really (“the Saturn color”), and a Glengarry hat to replace the Basque beret with a piece of velvet sewed onto it which he usually wore.”
i think the quote within the quote is Sun Ra explaining the cape as an appropriate flying uniform upon his return to saturn with a touch of Glengarry discipline…the combination has a tender effect and he was is a tender man making his stance that much more courageous.
anyway, it struck me as a nice tribute.. to Scotland or dr. Who–because he wasn’t accidental about anything. even his praise of saturn had enough reasons to be understood as a paradox.
They say that the Glengarry bonnet was invented by Alexander Ranaldson MacDonnell of Glengarry, but it is so unlike anything else in highland wear that I am sure in fact it was bequeathed to him by the angels of Mars and Venus (as described in C S Lewis’s ‘That Hideous Strength’).
it’s a radical and most outrageous intuitve deduction and i applaud it whole heartedly and will load up CS Lewis That BHideous Strength in the read list.
Okay, Okay, I let the trapped bee out of the window.
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