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

Treading the Boards #12


The cast of Barefoot in the Park. Front: Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford. Back: Kurt Kasznar and Mildred Natwick

4 comments :

Nanners said...

Damn, Robert!

Maureen said...

Wasn't he pretty though.

Greg said...

I wish they'd kept Ashley for the movie. She was quite sexy with those legs and that Southern drawl. I much prefer her to Jane Fonda.

justjack said...

OMG, Ashley totally looks like a good-time party girl. Hot!

I suppose it's smal of me, but I'll never be able to think of Kurt Kasznar as anything else but Fitzhugh in "Land Of The Giants."