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

When Legends Gather #541

Natalie Wood, Mirelle Darc, Sylvie Vartan and Alain Delon


Christopher said...

ah..the beautiful people..Natalie was sure a "looker"

Trader said...

Amazing to see Nathalie with three French artists!

On which occasion?

Tom Sutpen said...

I believe this was backstage either before or after a Sylvie Vartan concert.

estiv said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks like Natalie has a tense smile that says, "I'm not going to make a scene, but I'm not used to being girl number three when I'm in public with a good-looking man."

Maureen said...

And, perhaps, Robert Wagner?

esceezeroten said...

It's The Bangles with Benicio Del Toro!