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 #172: Harris Glenn Milstead (aka Divine)




Bob Probst said...

Wow! he really put on weight!

Vanwall said...

Possibly the most extreme before and after you may ever post.

unhappy cat said...

I am Divine! The filthiest person in the world!

torresongs said...

Wow! What a cute kid! I can't imagine all the filth Divine used to say coming out of that sweet boy's face!

francesca said...

well divine was a handsome, irresistable gentleman..he did free all of us of our he did all his work with good intention...he made us laugh..he made everybody feel comfortable..i have three young kids who learned to dance to "you think your a man -extended mix-"..he made us all laugh and he atrracted people from all around the world...and they forever..francesca