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 #136


Jean Seberg

6 comments :

estiv said...

I understand that Joan of Arc used to do the same compressing-her-breasts-with-her-arms thing, which is why Seberg was chosen for the part. Or maybe not.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

estiv re: I understand that Joan of Arc used to do the same compressing-her-breasts-with-her-arms thing, which is why Seberg was chosen for the part. Or maybe not."

they were both punished for this evil trick, by horrible deaths.

swac said...

I've always had a thing for pixie cuts...

justjack said...

There's a scene in "The Quiet Man" where Maureen O'Hara sits on a stone wall while Duke Wayne digs the rose garden outside their cottage. Maureen does the same thing with her arms in that scene. Plus, there's a slight breeze, and it molds her blouse rather tightly to her contours.

The effect is considerably more, um, what's the word I'm looking for....

...more "impressive" in Maureen's case.

Gerard Saylor said...

After that above reference I just read that Seberg was born in Marshalltown, IA. I'm sure my father - my paternal-grandfather being from there - must have mentioned this to me at one time or another.

noir whaler said...

holy moses.