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 #91

Laura Antonelli


Vanwall said...

Nice when naked.

Tom Sutpen said...

Hear hear!

Some months ago I was looking for a barefoot-all-over image of La Antonelli, thinking they'd be plentiful, but all I found were either black and white stills from color films or images so small they'd look hideous upon resizing. I think this is a cryin' shame, as no woman ever projected what preachers used to call the pleasures of the flesh so alluringly.

I mean, the internet is fairly teeming with nude photos of women no one needs to see, even when clothed. The paltry supply of images detailing this particular Euro-honey's form is . . . downright obscene!

Vanwall said...

I can always fall back on the mind's eye picture....AND WHAT A PICTURE! That woman was the pre-eminent Euro fuck-bunny of the flickering image, bar none.

Jeremy Richey said...

I really love Laura and appreciate seeing an image of her I haven't before. It is a shame it is so hard to find quality photos of her, as she was one of the brightest stars of the sixties and seventies.
I hope to write a proper tribute to her some day...really lovely lady and a fine actress.