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 #185: Jeanne Moreau

Before


After

9 comments :

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I came across this site this morning quite by accident. Fascinating! I'll be back again - and again. Cheers!

Tom Degan
"The Rant" by Tom Degan

Maureen said...

The ever-fabulous.

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

The "after" shot is fabulous. The framing, lighting, her expression ... a successful portrait indeed.

Gloria said...

Somehow... I find her far more comely in the picture with the moustache!

Christopher said...

I honestly thought that was gonna be Johnny Depp in the top photo! :op.....vIvA ..MoReAu!!

michaelE said...

Truly a delight in "la femme Nikita"!

the crew of Unfaithful said...

:-)

Mademoiselle C. said...

I love her

Tommy O'C said...

Me want.