Wednesday, July 02, 2008

4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

"Did you hear the cops finally busted Madam Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do..."

"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

More at:
Madam Marie
Daniel Wolff's Excellent Book: 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land

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