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

They Were Collaborators #572


Strother Martin and Paul Newman

8 comments :

Trader said...

unforgettable dans Cool Hand Luke!

Timmy said...

What we have here is a failure to excommunicate...

swac said...

And Harper, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Pocket Money, and Slap Shot...

(...and the Silver Chalice.)

Vanwall said...

No communications failures for those two.

Tommy O'C said...

Captain, you gotta stop bein' so good to me.

Christopher said...

Luke?.Yew got yer mind right since the Silver Chalice?

Chris said...

my favorite movie of all time!

Kaida said...

'Communication' ran the hierarchy. It just made me cry!