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

Artists in Action #345


Cary Grant waits for rain

4 comments :

mickelodeon said...

What a great shot of Grant. He's just so classic, even waiting for rain.

Ryland Walker Knight said...

oh man... to look that dapper...

Do you have an attribution for this, Tom?

Tom Sutpen said...

Ryland,

Best I'm able to find, by way of attribution info, is that it was taken in Los Angeles in 1957. The photographer's name is unmentioned; which is a pity as this is one of the better images of Grant I've come across.

Massilimanga said...

it's funny how few people can fit perfectly with the world around...