Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And the Rest Remains Part One



"Back in the day when I was a fixture on the Asbury Park boardwalk, I'd often stop and talk to Madam Marie as she sat on her folding chair outside the Temple of Knowledge. I'd sit across from her on the metal guard rail bordering the beach, and watched as she led the day trippers into the small back room where she would unlock a few of the mysteries of their future. She always told me mine looked pretty good - she was right. The world has lost enough mystery as it is - we need our fortunetellers. We send our condolences out to her family who've carried on her tradition. Over here on E Street, we will miss her."
Bruce Springsteen

On July 1st 2008 the Asbury Park boardwalk lost one of it's most famous fixtures. She was certainly a character from all reports. I was sorry I didn't have the chance to encounter her, but her influence remains. She was certainly immortalized by a certain famous singer. I'm glad though to at least have caught the places where both of them came to fame in their lives.

Bruce Springsteen, 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy):




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heeey, you were in New Jersey? Girl, you should've emailed me!

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