Though there is no evidence that Busby
Berkeley was a descendant of Bishop
Berkeley (in spite of the Californian
connection), who would deny that George
were the spiritual, or, rather,
philosophical ancestor of Bill.
Hundreds of girls’ legs opening in unison
is a pure if anachronistic
example of the Irish Divine’s hypothesis.
And Busby was keen on fountains too!
So, if long dead Dick Powell, that innocent
tenor, seems to be hoofing still then
esse is truly in percipi!
Though revelations of absolute truth
are commonplace and transitory,
the universe is an uncertain place.
In 1915, Wittgenstein’s whistling
a Mozart clarinet concerto whilst
on active service in the artillery
workshop in Cracow in spite of his
rupture seems to be a quite different
phenomenon from the stain which has appeared
on our bathroom ceiling.