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

When Legends Gather #413


Jackie Gleason, Salvador Dali, El Morocco owner John Peronna and Johnny Ray

5 comments :

John M. said...

That would be a very interesting table to sit in on.

SomeNYGuy said...

This gathering is positively surrealistic!

swac said...

Ray looks like he's holding onto the table for dear life.

squajo said...

Note how Dali is totally aware of the camera--and poses. A master!

squajo said...

Also a point of trivia: Dali's perfume was made of pure civet and smelled like cow's dung--I know because I had the chance to smell it once on him...