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

Sex Education #135


Judy Geeson

10 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

In Sex Education terms (as defined here), the invention of the bikini was like discovering a new continent.

estiv said...

This pic was used in a show-biz column (which I now realize was studio-generated) in Eye magazine. This pic featured prominently in certain episodes in my fifteen-year-old brain.

Tommy O'C said...

Well, estiv, this pic is being featured prominently in multiple, absolutely delightful, episodes in my brain right now...

estiv said...

Just remembered--she later played the snotty middle-aged English neighbor on Mad About You. My inner fifteen-year-old was disillusioned...

Marshall P. Smith said...

I don't know Robert, it may be better than discovering a new continent.

Gerard Saylor said...

I just discovered a continent...In My Pants!

Nazz Nomad said...

woah! i'm just gonna sit here for awhile.

swac said...

Golly gee, son!

erik hogstrom said...

I think I first saw her in "Danger UXB."

swac said...

I remember her in To Sir With Love (as "Pamela Dare"), but Danger UXB was a great series (and I love her character name there, "Susan Mount").