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

Before and After #158: Edie Sedgwick




Nathan said...

The 'after' picture was sanpped in the immediate aftermath of a fire at the Chelsea Hotel.

anodyne Brownie said...

... and in it she looks like Rudolf NUREYEV.

Edie was screwed and screwed-up by her father and her family.
her time playing with Andy was her only good time.

Julie said...

You know my feelings on Edie. And thank you for NOT choosing a photo from Ciao Manhattan for the 'after.' Those are really sad.