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 #114


Diana Rigg

15 comments :

H. P. L. said...

Julie Christie AND Diana?!?! Now that's a way to kickstart a new week! Thanks Tom! ;-PPP

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Ah, Dame Diana...yowsah!

Vanwall said...

Drool.....

VP81955 said...

When was that taken? (It looks to be pre-"Avengers," judging from her smiling, youthful face.) And those legs are magnificent! Hail to this long-stemmed English rose.

Robert Fiore said...

That would be during The Avengers -- she was a great advocate for the miniskirt.

mickelodeon said...

Happy Tuesday! Woo-wee.

Matthew said...

Wowzers. She was such a knock-out. Oh, for a time machine to take me back to the '60s...

Kreisler said...

Oh Jesus, what a shot

Baden-Joost said...

1967, I think

swac said...

I have another image from this photo shoot that's a bit more, uh, frontal.

I guess I'll hang onto it a bit longer...

Tom Sutpen said...

You'll do no such thing! Wait for another entry to go by, then post it.

Believe me, no one's gonna complain.

oops said...

fuck myself, why isn't she naked?
and why on earth am i not on your bloglist you pscyleslut?

Tom Sutpen said...

There's an excellent reason . . . which I already toldja: Your blog is in espanol. Start publishing it in the Queen's own english and I'll see whut I can do. I can't have our patriotic American visitors traipse unsuspectingly over to some furrin-language presentation. Why, they'd never forgive us!

Hey, Stephen, looky who's here: R'member Sirblob from 'ramp-f'?

I tellya, every day here is a trip down memory lane.

oops said...

ok, look it up in two weeks!

Hitherto 75 said...

Beautiful and graceful, for ever...