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

When Legends Gather #567


Shirley MacLaine and Rev. Jesse Jackson

8 comments :

Christopher said...

how romantic..2 minds without a single thought...

MichaelRyerson said...

Jesse tryin to talk his way in, Shirley weighing his chances.

Fred said...

Shirley doesn't look like she's buying whatever the Reverend is selling.

Ookla the Mok said...

She's probably asking if he spit in her food.

Timmy said...

"Don't make me hit you, TWICE!"

Jessica R. said...

I love this picture.

Billy said...

sadly too many HAVE bought into what Jesse was selling.....

Kreisler said...

Those are inch perfect regulation hairstyles for the period. Well done.