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

When Legends Gather #290


Martin Sheen and Ava Gardner (and the poor shlub who has to drive them)

4 comments :

Jason said...

what is the year of this photo pls

rfkeser said...

This must be from around 1975, when THE CASSANDRA CROSSING was shooting (Sheen played Ava's boy toy in that somewhat underrated all-star adventure). The pic looks like they had already enjoyed more than their share of aperitifs!

huskermould said...

is it just me, or does the driver look like John Wayne Gacy. Just saying......

larasun said...

The cassandra crossing was filmed in 77 i think and yes, definitely around the time as they played husband and wife in that film.