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

They Were An Item #15


Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall sit down to breakfast.

4 comments :

swac said...

BTW...just saw the new Paul Schrader tonight, The Walker with Woody Harrelson as a gay Washington insider who stumbles into a murder plot, and Bacall has a nice, juicy role. She's still got it.

Jeremy Richey said...

Look at Bogart!!! God, now that is cool. I love these two, thanks for posting this fantastic image...

shahn said...

mmmm - coffee, cigarettes, cough syrup and plantains.
i AM inspired to redecorate my kitchen now.

swac said...

This is a scene from their little known sequel, The Little Sleep.