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 #115


Senta Berger

9 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

This is a keeper.

Matthew J. Sanderson said...

Sometimes, the unseen can be twice as alluring as the seen. You know, like here.

Suz said...

Is that an engagement ring she's wearing?

Heckuva prop.

Lex10 said...

Blind man walks in during the shoot and says, "Hey I'm getting a Senta Berger!"

estiv said...

Ah, the early-mid sixties: the woman is nude, except for a ton of makeup and a modicum of hairpsray.

Music Fan said...

they sure don't make em like this anymore

Kenmeer livermaile said...

Properly done, there's nothing dirtier than a woman taking a bath.

Marshall P. Smith said...

It's too bad most of her films were made in Germany. I've heard she is still at it over there.

noir whaler said...

unbelievably gifted. bless this woman.