Can anyone please explain this Jack Kerouac quote ?
Even after reading On The Road for the second time, I have yet to understand the full meaning of this quote. This is obviously pretty important (its even on the back-cover). I understand the mention of Dean Moriatry and his father. But I am unable to make any sense of the part with the pooh bear, the peaks and I think I am unable to understand some of the imagery . So can anyone please explain this quotation in its entirety.
So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars’ll be out, and don’t you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be drooping and shedding her sparkler dims on the prairie, which is just before the coming of complete night that blesses the earth, darkens all the rivers, cups the peaks and folds the final shore in, and nobody, nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty.