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

A Who's Who of Swinging London #12


Julie Christie

8 comments :

Tom Sutpen said...

I can't put me finger on why it is, but this si probably the loveliest photo of Christie I've seen. Be still, my everything.

Yeow!

blankemon said...

The loveliest photo of Julie Christie is generally the one one's just seen. *sigh*

Tom Sutpen said...

A very wise observation . . .

*sighs in unison*

Richard Gibson said...

I'd never seen this photo before. Very good.

I told you when I went to meet Testify, she was wandering around the National Film Theatre, didn't I?

Tom Sutpen said...

I think you told me she was walking with a cane . . . or was that somebody else?

Cinebeats said...

I'm in love with her shoes in this photo. She looks so darn cute!

Mr DeBakey said...

In a few minutes I'll be swinging past my local library branch to pick up a copy of "Darling".
I it put on reserve after seeing this.

It should be groovy

max said...

Lovely. As she usually is.