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

The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #3

10 comments :

Vanwall said...

A gal and a Gullwing - I'll take that deal.

swac said...

Now that's what I call a hood ornament.

MichaelRyerson said...

And the doors open up and out, revealing a sumptuous interior. I love it when they lift em both at the same time. Yes, I do.

michaelE said...

I don't care who you are, GET OFF THE CAR!

Kreisler said...

The guys have the same expressions as the men gazing at Monica Vitti in L'Avventura. It's an Italian thing.

Christopher said...

..and whats under your hood?..

Fred said...

Careful with those heels or you'll scratch the finish!

michael a. gonzales said...

I saw House Boat when I was nine and haven't been the same since...

Christopher said...

put it in reverse and gun it! tee hee :o)

brooks said...

Not one guy is looking at the car. What's the girl in the car looking at?