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 #138


Jean Harlow

7 comments :

chainedandperfumed said...

Not bad. Not bad.

Baden-Joost said...

Ummm . . . Wow.

Bwca Brownie said...

Platinum-standard.

slyboots2 said...

I didn't get her for a long time. Then I started watching all of her movies available on TCM, and was blown away. What an amazing woman- she glowed from within. Such a tragedy that she died so very young.

pal shazar said...

fun, gorgeous, dinner at eight, william powell.....

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

Apparently my Opa, a very strict and austere German immigrant, just LOVED Jean Harlow. I never thought she was very pretty ( I do need to see some of her movies), but I definitely get the sex appeal.

twister said...

Blammo!...but in a good way.