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 #140


Vera Ellen

7 comments :

swac said...

Legs from here to eternity.

Vanwall said...

"I can imagine them, wrapped around me, squeezin' the life outta me!"

An acquaintance's observation about women with great legs, his ultimate compliment I guess. Vera approached that on occasion.

Christopher said...

..lord help the mister,that comes between me and my sister!..

philo said...

She had one of the smallest waistlines I ever seen

Robert Fiore said...

Eastmancolor has much to answer for.

swac said...

I got to see a beat-up, but still vivid print of White Christmas last year, and afterward Vera's waist was all anyone could talk about.

Fred said...

It's nice to know that cameltoe has never gone out of style.