Doubting Thomas and the Electric Light
When the end of the world arrives it will be like nothing you could have ever possibly conceived of just like when the world first came into being and you were off some place doing something you refuse to admit to now. Bob came into town riding on the back of an ass or with some disingenuous medicine show - a troupe of snake oil salesmen who believe in the power of prayer like once you believed in Mother Goose and Father Night. And God said: 'Let there be light.' and Dylan walked out onto that stage because it was time for his chosen work to begin and for everything else to fall away like a snake's old skin or a child's perfect laughter. We begin in a disassociate state of 'Mama's in the fact'ry she ain't got no shoes daddy's in the alley he's lookin' for the fuse' and before you know it it's all over and that which was off the mark hits the bull’s-eye dead center and the guitar is your only lover now. When the end of the world comes up around the bend don't forget that the pistol is loaded and a game of solitaire is oftentimes more rewarding than Russian Roulette could ever hope to be.
Charles Cicirella Saturday, November 24, 2007