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

Artists & Animals #14

David Manners relaxes with his terrier.


Cinebeats said...

I adore his shoes.

swac said...

By all accounts, he was a stylish guy, and a real gentleman.

A bit stiff as an actor though, the Keanu Reeves of his day, but he was lucky enough to be in some remarkable pictures (he was in 38 films over 6 years!). Now if we could only have a decent copy of Journey's End...

Chris said...

Wow, not too many people even know who David Manners was. Thanks for the rare pic! (First time viewer here by the way. Your blog is outstanding!)