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 #569


Michael Caine and Nancy Sinatra

8 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

In the next life, If you've been good, women will make eyes at you like that.

Timmy said...

An excellent shot. Also, an interesting bedfellowing concept. Never knew they knew each other...

Tommy O'C said...

Ease off that bird, mate. Her da's a ballistic geezer!

Brooks said...

I like how Mike's cleaned his plate and emptied a few glasses.

Kreisler said...

That's better. I was bloody Lee Marvin', I was.

jsom said...

Your dad is here! Where?

marietta said...

So ein elegantes dinner ,kann immer auch sehr sexy sein,Mr.Caine,wäre gerne dabei gewesen .

Gerard Saylor said...

They're real, too.