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

Heroes of Animated Cinema #6


Felix the Cat

4 comments :

said...

I can still sing the Felix theme song!

Vanwall said...

A God of Animation.

VP81955 said...

The real Felix was the one in the brilliant '20s silent cartoons, not the cat on the insipid early '60s TV series, the version of which is unfortunately pictured here. (Although the '90s Felix on the splendid, short-lived CBS program was true to his original feline roots.)

swac said...

Felix put on a few pounds during his trip to Canada.