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

Marilyn in Action #24


Marilyn bites

8 comments :

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

This is beautiful! One of the things I liked about Marilyn is that she seemed so genuine. She wasn't afraid to act silly. She also looked like a normal woman, and had a real woman's body. She would probably be considered overweight by today's standards, sadly...

Timmy said...

ugly dress

Christopher said...

shes so squeeeeezable!
..and the perfect upstairs neighbor!

swac said...

The pudding is more important than the package.

Christopher said...

so round..so firm..so..fully packed

Marshall P. Smith said...

What dress?

Steven Augustine said...

She actually looks kind of *attractive* in this pic...

twister said...

Like Icarus, she and so many like her flew. Like Icarus, she and so many like her fell.