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

Artists and Animals #46
Home Is Where The Heart Is #4

Kim Novak's Living Room (California, 1964)


justjack said...

Dang. Sixty-Four, baby, yeah!

All she needs now is some Esquivel cue'd up on the hi-fi.

Kim's pose rather puts me in mind of Davy Jones "playing" the guitar on the back "Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd." Keep rockin' that A major chord, kid.

Gadzooks, I've always loved her icy blonde looks.

Timmy said...

She knows how to live...

Mr DeBakey said...

I watched Ms Novak just last week
in "Pal Joey" [co-starring with one of the Hoboken Four].

Part of the
Barbara Nichols 57 Trilogy

"Pajama Game" before Christmas
and "Sweet Smell of Success" soon.
Very soon.

Christopher said...

action on the bear rug

Tommy O'C said...

I was going to say the same thing, Christopher. Love to roll around on that bearskin rug with Kim.