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

Where the Boys Are #16

stevemc
Steve McQueen

7 comments :

Maureen said...

Oh yeah, forget Julie Christie, somebody please do Steve McQueen!

swac said...

Some jokes are too obvious, even for me.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Don't hold back the jokes, swac! What would this place be like if every pic didn't have some bad joke following it?

On second thought...

Oh what the hell, do tell!

Secret Leaves said...

Super sexy.

phil said...


Coolest guy ever.
Man, I miss him.

Brooks said...

Do me with pliers?

twister said...

What must it be like to live in a world where it's possible to have as many beautiful women as one wanted?
McQueen's demeanor here, seems to suggest; its a tiring job, but someone has to do it.