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 #544


Marlene Dietrich, John Huston and Tallulah Bankhead

8 comments :

Marshall-Stacks said...

What a swell party it is.

mjrobertson said...

Praise the Lord and pass the cigarettes!

Christopher said...

lol..Huston.."ladies ladies heh heh.."

Loye said...

What I love about Tallulah Bankhead is that she truly lived her life on her own terms.

Tom Sutpen said...

She sure did.

marietta said...

Aber bei der naechsten Party,Frau Bankhead,sollten wir uns doch für ein Langarm-Top entscheiden.

Brent McKee said...

Cigarettes and whiskey and wild wild women. But what do those two need with Huston?

Gerard Saylor said...

But what do those two need with Huston?

I'm sure he was thinking of a few things.