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 #57

Nancy Sinatra


swac said...

Wow...sure beats those post-plastic surgery Playboy shots.

Tom Sutpen said...

Hear hear. And this is one instance when the white go-go boots would have been a distraction.

She still looks pretty good, though I thought those Playboy shoots were a bigger embarassment than that picture she did with Allen and Rossi; or some of the things she said about Kitty Kelley on Larry King's show a few years ago ("You should call her Killer Kelley, Larry, because she killed Frank!").

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