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

Africa Talks to You #3
The Golden Age of Publicity #24


Original caption:

Kenya -- Actress Carroll Baker goes native and enjoys it as a Masai tribeswoman adds more water to her tin tub. The American actress used the facilities in a tent during the filming of 'Mister Moses', a United Artists release, on location in Kenya (1965)

3 comments :

Marshall P. Smith said...

Looking at this photograph I keep thinking about "dropped soap" but it just doesn't seem the same for some reason...

Christopher said...

better watch it!..I saw The Naked Prey...

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

This is just too awesome for words.