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

The Cool Hall of Fame #41

Christopher Lee (who turns 84 today).

1 comment :

Vanwall said...

An Enduring Great - since he's been around so long in so many movies, he's the center of the film universe, as well as possibly the most handsome man ever in the movies, with one of the most distinctive voices, as well. And who else could've been playing iconic parts in major film series at his age? I like the little connection in the Star Wars films - Peter Cushing was his best friend, and it's fitting they shared a little of that curious universe. On a side note, I wonder how many films he's shared with the Wilhelm Scream? ;-)