This is how Miss Tallulah Bankhead's entry on Wikipedia begins:
"Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit."
Now, how many Wiki articles start off like that? Not many (perhaps, any), I assure you. I don't know much about the woman, but I saw her in an "I Love Lucy" episode years ago and I wondered to myself, "Who is she?"
Miss Tallulah made quite the impression on me, through just a few minutes on the screen. She seemed unapologetic. She seemed like the sort of person who would hardly ever use the word "seem." Things either are or they aren't, in her world. And I admire that about her very much.
For the last month or so, I've toyed with the idea of starting a blog. It took me about two weeks to come up with a name. How could I describe everything that I want to write? Most of it is...well...garbage. Totally meaningless trash. Just words, strings of words that do not connote science or math or history or philosophy. I just needed somewhere to put all these things I'm thinking... a storage locker for unwanted words. During this time, I had been listening to "Song for Zula" over and over. I'm actually listening to it right now. It's a sad song, but honest. The man is a poet.
So I put the two things together: Miss Tallulah and "Song for Zula" to give... Song for Tallulah. The hope is, this will be a place where I will be honest even if it's messy or stupid.
Some of you had expressed interest in reading this trash. Feel free to do so.
Maybe writing will help me. Maybe I'll feel better. Maybe my weirdness will make you feel better. Maybe it won't. I don't know. But it's something, right?