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

Kyôko Kishida dies at 76

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Although she passed away last year, news has only reached British shores nearly six weeks after her death, link.


Mike D said...

i watched this great movie (suna no onna) in december for the first time - and she was dead by then. her performance in that was amazing - i hope i can see more soon.


Zod said...

I loved her in 'suna no onna' (one of my all-time favorite films) as she was the very essence of life as we know it. I think she left an important mark.