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

The Art of the Centerfold #51


Dinah Willis (Miss December, 1965)

9 comments :

Peter Nellhaus said...

A reminder that that one can be alluring without artificial ingredients. (And welcome back, Tom.)

Marshall-Stacks said...

Pompeo Posar (1921–2004) was a Playboy magazine staff photographer who photographed many centerfold spreads.
Miss Willis is now 63 and married to a musician. The wiki on her says her brother was on active duty in the war in Vietnam at the time of this photo.

MichaelRyerson said...

Ah, art of the centerfold! An auspicious return indeed. A lovely girl. Welcome back. Now pace yourself. Please.

Flickhead said...

That photo (and abdomen) are just about wonderful.

Christopher said...

right on Peter,I hate fake!..these old fotos that have popped up on here have a nice sensual and relaxing allure,a pleasent alternative to the over the top images of lately..a person wants to take it slow..spend some time with this lady..

Bill Térébenthine said...

Beauty is back !

Pop9 said...

Yeahhh.

Marshall P. Smith said...

Bravo!

Dan said...

Poodle girl.