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

Glamour Jungle! #20

3 comments :

justjack said...

Because of course, real women don't have any hips at all, and putting those kangaroo-pouch pockets there won't over-exaggerate their beam in the least.

Seriously, though, Red may have the looks, but her sis Raven's got the bling. Not to say white gloves.

Oh wait! I just got it! Red hair/black dress; Black hair/red dress. Nice.

Christopher said...

"swizzle stick lovers don't lie when they tell you.they've been down there too..."

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

Real women also have 15-inch waists and oddly triangular rib cages.

Anyways, I'd totally wear that black dress - classic.