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

Marilyn in Action #30


Marilyn investigates

4 comments :

Maureen said...

You will marry or have relationships with the most powerful men in America, be the most famous woman ever on the planet, and oh, by the way, Clark Gable is not your father.

jim smith said...

MM and...? Dunninger?

Brooks said...

You will find a line on the table.

Gerard Saylor said...

There is a new Marilyn bio coming out. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. The author apparently had "access to newly released documents that were not scrutinized for other biographies, and he researched family and medical files and personal correspondence..."