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 #35

Errol Flynn and Bes Mudi aboard the Zaca.


michaelE said...

We are Siamese if you please
We are Siamese if you don't please
We are from a residence of Siam
There is no finer cat then I am

Tempest said...

Oh if Zaca could talk-the stories she could tell.

She's still afloat you know.

Fred said...

I wonder if he ever threw Zaca overboard in shark infested waters?

Greg said...

Bes Mudi's the cat, Zaca's the yacht. By the way, on the Robin Hood collector's edition DVD there's a short subject made in the forties or fifties called The Cruise of the Zaca about Errol's adventures around the world on a Zaca science expedition. Funny thing is, it's supposed to be one continuous expedition yet his wife changes in the middle of it. Can't remember if it's Lili to Nora or Nora to Patrice but no mention is made of it in the short.

Tommy O'C said...

In like Flynn.

Chris said...

Kitty just does not give a fuck.