The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Sex Education #4


Louise Brooks (aka Lulu)

(many thanks to Stephen Cooke for this 10 kleenex image)

9 comments :

swac said...

Here, might as well use up the whole box:

http://www.wapko.com/louise_brooks/pic3.jpg

Tom Sutpen said...

Whoa!

What is the internet coming to?

Until yesterday this was a family blog.

I'll have to study this image further before I decide on posting it, Stephen. But I thank you for the contribution.

Made my morning.

swac said...

Yeah, I figured for the sake of discretion, a cut and paste link might be better than posting it wholesale.

I don't care about corrupting kids--if only I'd been so corrupted--it's geezers like me having heart attacks I'm concerned about.

swac said...
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Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

I don't care about corrupting kids--if only I'd been so corrupted--it's geezers like me having heart attacks I'm concerned about.

*****
I gravely doubt any kids are looking at this blog, so I don't have a problem putting up these photos. God knows if I was a young'un, I'd be surfing for real, honest to goodness porn night and day.

You did, however, neglect to inform me of one lulu of a Lulu:

http://www.wapko.com/louise_brooks/pic1.jpg

I may indeed post that one, but I thought I'd put the link here for all you horny comment readers.

Brent McKee said...

That sir is "art" not pornography. You cantell because it's in black & white

Amazing what a couple of pictures taken 80 years ago can do for someone. Now if you only could dig up the Lucille Ball photo (the one that's in one of her biographies)

Brent McKee said...
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Brent McKee said...

That sir is "art" not pornography. You cantell because it's in black & white

Amazing what a couple of pictures taken 80 years ago can do for someone. Now if you only could dig up the Lucille Ball photo (the one that's in one of her biographies)

Tom Sutpen said...

Calm thyself, Brent. I heard ya the first time (j/k)

I didn't know about any Lucille Ball photo. I'm already wildly intrigued.

Thanks!