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

Artists and Animals #33

kinskipuppy
Klaus Kinski hugs a puppy

14 comments :

Kraxpelax said...

Make your life a movie! :o)

Birdseed said...

This one really made me laugh out loud.

Kreisler said...

It's OK - he bites the dog's head off in the next frame.

Tempest said...

Kreisler beat me to it.

We KNOW what this man is capable of in the name of Art.

Christopher said...

I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes!

IchMagSieNicht said...

I find it impossible not to love Klaus...even after viewing My Best Fiend. How can you NOT love a total and complete psychotic egomaniac who cavorts with puppies and butterflies?

Maureen said...

This is almost as creepy as Woody and the kitten from last week.

Tom Sutpen said...

Five bucks says that, within ten seconds of this photo being taken, Kinski bit it.

Robert said...

Maureen, this is creepier.

marietta said...

Vielleicht ist dieses Foto irgendwie ein Widerspruch in sich selbst,das nimmt ihm aber nichts von seiner Zärtlichkeit und Symphatie.

asleep said...

No surprises. After all, his autobiography was titled "I Need Love".

marietta said...

So wenig typisch dieses Bild von Klaus Kinski ist, so nimmt es ihm nicht zarte Wärme und Zärtlichkeit.

Musab said...

Kinski was undefinable...

Tommy O'C said...

You guys beat me to it. I was gonna say, and then he ate it for lunch.