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

Deborah Kerr dies at 86

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Read the obituary here
Thanks to Stephen for recommending this image.

5 comments :

swac said...

Well, it was either that or Ms. Kerr dressed as a nun. I stand by my choice.

Mr DeBakey said...

I don't know where you guys find these.

Both this one & the Bishop one
Double-Plus-Good

Vanwall said...

She was a hot nun, what're ya talkin' about? ;-)

I loved her acting - she was incapable of playing a stupid part, and the word luminous fit her particular beauty well. "Perfect Strangers" is a classic example of her ability to do extreme persona changes over the course of just over a hundred minutes. Love that film.

swac said...

So many great performances, from Colonel Blimp to The Gypsy Moths. Although in the obit I read, she said she refused to do a nude scene in the latter film, and I could have sworn she was topless in her love scene with Lancaster. Maybe it's just wishful thinking...

Mr DeBakey said...

If you google-image Deborah Kerr you'll see that she was.