Still thinking about The Neverending Story and Bob Dylan's Neverending Tour and Charlie Chaplin and "The Dictator."
And current events.
In the end of the book, Bastian cannot remember his own name, but Atreyu (his mirror image) steps in and makes a promise to complete Bastian's unfinished stories.
A younger friend of mine commented that she was mourning the disappearance of Bob Dylan as she listened the cuts that have been released from "Triplicate." She said she was grateful to have all his previous work to listen to. She asked me for an explanation. I don't have one.
All I know is that I keep hearing the sound of Bob Dylan's voice in my mind and my heart. That's good enough for me.
Playing with words today. Triplicate. Threefold. Triptych. Fans. Covers. Prayers like rhymes. Liner notes from "John Wesley Harding":
There were three kings and a jolly three too. The first one had a broken nose, the second, a broken arm and the third was broke. "Faith is the key!" said the first king. "No, froth is the key!" said the second. "You're both wrong," said the third, "the key is Frank!